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  • Where Is My Friend's House?

    Where Is My Friend's House?

    ★★★★★

    I hate that we have to grow up.

    The world through the eyes of a child is one of infinite possibility. Step into their shoes for one day and see an oasis of untapped potential. Where you can do anything if you try hard enough. As long as you do what you know to be right. Commit your civil duty. And do good by your fellow man (boy?), all will be right in the world.

    For a child, there’s no…

  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring

    ★★★★★

    Spring. A baby is born. Life. He lives in a floating monastery in the middle of a lake. Amongst trees of centuries old and mountain-tops, buried deep in leafy-green foliage. Nature. The young boy lives with an older man. They’re monks. Buddhist monks. Faith. The boy ties a stone to a frog. To a fish. To a snake. He laughs, watching on with glee as they struggle with their new-found burdens. The elder monk returns the favour, tying a boulder…

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  • Nobody

    Nobody

    ★★★½

    Nice, clean fun. Somebody gets knocked cold into a hot lasagne. It’s worth the price of admission alone. Surprise RZA shootout? That’s two.

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    A Quiet Place Part II

    ★★★½

    Something of an oxymoron, and I don’t mean because it’s louder than you’d think. There’s an admirably patient survival drama in here somewhere (TLoU who?), as sandwiched by two of my favourite all-out monster movie sequences in recent memory, no fine print. — Seriously, I found myself in the front row and am now to blame for the puddle trail of sweat all the way to the exit. Sorry, staff. — Yet I can’t escape the feeling that A QUIET…

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  • Tokyo Story

    Tokyo Story

    ★★★★★

    Ouch. This broke me.

    I generally try to stay away from being overly personal with my writing on here for fear of oversharing but it feels only appropriate here.

    My grandparents on my mothers side are creeping into their nineties. Obviously, this is an achievement in and of itself and we're very fortunate that they've lived such long, fruitful lives, including my formative years.

    Naturally, with age they are becoming less and less able. It's painful and uncomfortable to watch…

  • Judgment at Nuremberg

    Judgment at Nuremberg

    ★★★★½

    ‘Iconic actor gives an all-timer monologue’, but make it every other scene. A completely silent-until-his-big-moment Burt Lancaster wipes the floor with all of them, naturally. I kid. Or do I? Usually with massive ensembles like these, you’d think it were by the book to waste the talents of some overqualified actor or two. JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG puts this trope on trial in favour of affording every character their moment to shine.

    But calling them characters is a misstep in itself.…