Watched with the roomies who insisted on the English dub which gave the vestigial weeb part of my brain an aneurysm, but it wasn't that bad. Cute and inoffensive, just a bit predictable. It reminded me a lot of Spirited Away in the sense that it made me want to watch Spirited Away. Sorry, this is mean, it's a very cute movie and you'll probably enjoy it.
Jesus, this was made in 2000? There's something really shocking about that because it's still extremely relevant. This reminded me of the first time I read Toni Morrison's Beloved, which was the first I learned of the grotesque Americana that comes to fill Delacroix's office. I think that in current year we have a somewhat widespread understanding of the end results of systematic antiblackness, but not so much about how deeply antiblackness is ingrained in our culture, which is what…
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This is the 100th movie I've logged this year. Figures.
I really don't get it. Solid performances and a really great score, but the writing was just...ugh. It was anticlimactic and it felt too short. I'm beginning to think Paul Thomas Anderson is one of those directors that just doesn't understand how to write women. What is Emily Watson's character if not "woman who is attracted to main character"? Why does she like him? What do they have in common?…