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  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    ★★★½

  • Lady Blue Shanghai

    ★★★½

  • Dancer in the Dark

    ★★★½

  • How Green Was My Valley

    ★★★★½

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★½

    Nearly 2.5h of bombardment with MCU inspired filmmaking & humour and philosophizing in the form of having characters straight up say things like "Nothing matters" (thrice) and many other variations of the same thought. I would say that Scheinert and Kwan get their philosophy from Instagram pages that post generic nihilistic quotes plastered over an image of The Joker, but the main theme is later turned into a respectable but somewhat bland idea of optimistic nihilism and finding meaning in meaninglessness…

  • The Bubble

    The Bubble

    ★½

    Judd Apatow traps you in endless, unfunny shot-reverse-shot gags for a runtime that goes on longer than 90 minutes, for God knows why. Nothing can make up for uninspired directing in a film, but one might expect that the script is at least good or funny enough to try. It is not. I don't think Apatow has a clue who or what exactly he wants to satirize, so the film ends up pointing fingers at random modern stuff. For a…

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  • Léon: The Professional

    Léon: The Professional

    ★★★

    Leon presents an impossible case of separating the art from the artist. It's a good film on the surface, but what exactly is it trying to say? Luc Besson, the director & writer, impregnated a 16-year-old girl when he was 32, a few years before making this film. He first met her when she was 12, so I guess the inspiration for the film seems pretty obvious. In many ways, this seems like him trying to justify their relationship. Leon's almost…

  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    ★★★★★

    The #1 issue in modern online criticism is the obsessive search for plot holes. Self-proclaimed critics calling films overrated after only addressing them through the narrow lens of objective surface logic. I understand why so many writers/youtubers opt for it - it is by far the easiest approach to criticism and the one that gets the most clicks. Anyone observant and pedantic can deconstruct a plot and find 'flaws' in logic. "Why would she do x when she could have…