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  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • But I'm a Cheerleader
  • The Handmaiden

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  • Southern Comfort

    ★★★

  • Malcolm X

    ★★★★

  • BlacKkKlansman

    ★★★

  • Bram Stoker's Dracula

    ★★

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  • Clue

    Clue

    ★★★★★

    i was trying to decide what movie to watch today when suddenly my good friend autumn posted a beautiful art piece that they drew & colored with the caption "watch clue (1985)". i, being a free thinker, thought to myself "i will watch clue (1985)". what i quickly realized, something that i surmised without certainty, is that the house drawn was none other than the house depicted on screen! i gasped in shock at this revelation. it was the beginning of…

  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    i hoped this would redeem the rebuilds for me, but this isn't evangelion. it's a generic mech action anime without the rawness or depth of what made evangelion so good. so much happens off screen though in a way that is greatly frustrating to watch, only to be then dumped as expository or not explained at all. this script is WEAK. focusing still on the human instrumentality project feels less like A New Story and more like stretching the events…

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  • Southern Comfort

    Southern Comfort

    ★★★

    a rather plain documentary showcasing the last year of a southern trans man named robert's life after he was condemned to death by doctors refusing to treat him on account of his transness. i was struck by a lot of thoughts while watching this. it's always interesting to me to see time capsules of trans people because i think it's really fascinating getting insights towards experiences of the past. it's interesting to compare the elements that are (seemingly) timeless versus…

  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X

    ★★★★

    190 minutes and even still it feels like it barely even covers a glimpse of malcolm x's life, though even still it did feel like it could've been shaved down at no loss. thirty years later i doubt he needs anymore praise, but denzel washington is absolutely phenomenal in this. he totally carries this and somehow kept the gauntlet of a runtime from feeling stale. i appreciated how neutral the film felt towards him because it always felt like his…

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  • Barbie

    Barbie

    ★★

    despite what the endless marketing would have you believe, this is a rather unremarkable and sterile corporate affair that desperately tries to convince you that it's more than just an advertising campaign for toys. whether it's lampshading the corporate nature of it all, having the Extremely Snarky And Wise Child astutely lambast the moral failings of barbie (with fucking vine boom sound effects 🙄), or more generally using extensive self-deprecation to create an aura of satirical meta-commentary, the profound effect…

  • BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman

    ★★★

    this was an enjoyable watch on account of really solid acting and good (albeit very safe) filmmaking, but i don't think it is particularly standout in any capacity. more specifically, this is a film that is almost impossible to remove from its 2018 context as it feels like a film made directly in response to trump's presidency and the increase in boldness of white supremacists in recent years. this makes for a film that won't hold up long term imo,…