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  • Meantime



    This is my ninth viewing of Meantime in as many months, and it just keeps getting better every time. I never experienced Thatcherโ€™s England. In fact, Iโ€™ve never even been to England, nor was I alive in the eighties. But watching Meantime, I feel like I have lived it first hand. Many of those involved in making this film probably did have similar experiences to the characters, or at least knew others who did. But the agent which truly givesโ€ฆ

  • Sansho the Bailiff

    Sansho the Bailiff


    A timeless masterpiece of love and grief, mercy and compassion, suffering, and humanity. Mizoguchiโ€™s epic rendition of a classic Japanese folktale is a privilege to behold. Set to a plaintive traditional score and shot in a subdued grayscale, Sansho the Bailiff impresses as an entry in the unparalleled canon of Japanese film. From what I have seen of Mizoguchiโ€™s filmography so far, I would also conjecture that Sanshoย is his masterwork. Through many centuries, this folktale was passed down orally asโ€ฆ

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  • Watership Down

    Watership Down


    I donโ€™t know what it is with animal-themed childrenโ€™s films and disturbing trauma, but the two go hand in hand once again with Watership Down.ย Iโ€™m just glad I didnโ€™t actually see this as a child, as I genuinely believe I would have been scarred by some of the themes, scenes, and images in this. That being said, Watership Downย is a beautiful and somber piece of animation with some excellent directing and voice acting, and a bucolic score. As a workโ€ฆ

  • Fires on the Plain

    Fires on the Plain


    Unfortunately, I donโ€™t have enough time to write a review of this film, but Benโ€™sย reviewย perfectly sums up how I feel about Fires on the Plain, and says it a lot more eloquently than I could.

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