disneydreamdiary has written 58 reviews for films during 2020.

  • Kill Me Baby

    Kill Me Baby

    ★★★★★

    The weak should fear the strong.

  • Long Toast

    Long Toast

    Karsten: the toast of town

    Y'all: just jelly

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    Really liked that part of the Game Awards when the director of the worst movie of the year gave the worst game of the year the award for the best game of the year because it was trying to be a movie.

  • Puparia

    Puparia

    You love to see it.

  • Hells

    Hells

    ★★★★½

    Effectively Hazbin Hotel cum Kill la Kill cum Dead Leaves cum Mind Game cum Angel Beats cum Ballmasterz 9009. Out-triggers Trigger by a mile.

    Remember being disappointed with it when I was in high school and to be fair it's a complete mess on pretty much every level but it's also kind and optimistic to a fault and ultimately that's all I care about fuck you.

  • Three Identical Strangers

    Three Identical Strangers

    ★★½

    A documentary about why psychological manipulation is bad

    funded by CNN.

  • Panda! Go Panda!

    Panda! Go Panda!

    ★★★★★

    The primogenitor to my favorite anime film, my favorite anime series, and my favorite anime album.

    So 10/10 no question. Appreciate it way more than I did 10 years ago.

  • Bambi

    Bambi

    ★★★★

    People always talk about being traumatized by the death of Bambi's mother, but nobody ever mentions (or seems to remember) that the film immediately fades to black and then fades up a year later on a bunch of birds twittering gaily about how swell springtime is.

    D'Angelo fails to mention that this is probably the exact reason it's traumatic, because it's dealt with in a sociopathic modernist manner: World Wars, Holocausts, Hiroshimas, Bambi's mother's death are brushed over in the…

  • Fumiko's Confession

    Fumiko's Confession

    ★★★★½

    Romcom deconstruction

  • Resident Evil

    Resident Evil

    ★★½

    Ghosts in literature are at their best either expressions of the superego, like Hamlet's father or the Ghosts of Christmas etc, or vestiges of the old world, like Sadako or Caligari. Since us Americans are not only cynical but postmodern individualists, we don't really believe in ghosts beyond literary conception. We prefer our horrors to be physical, direct threats to our egos and pleasure principles, and not just our ancestors' spectral disappointments in us, for that we call Ghostbusters, and…

  • Demons

    Demons

    ★★★

    Gengobe waited. The lights above him blinked and sparked out of the air. There were demons in the machiya. He didn't see them, but had expected them, now for years. His warnings to Sangoro were not listenend to and now it was too late. Far too late for now, anyway.
    Gengobe was a samurai for fourteen years. When he was young he watched the warships and he said to dad "I want to be on the ships, daddy."
    Dad said…

  • Made In Abyss

    Made In Abyss

    When it comes right down to it you can have the most intricately crafted high fantasy world of all time and still no story. In my opinion a story doesn't need a world to inhabit but rules to follow, some sense of verisimilitude mappable to the physics of our own world. What gives this show verisimilitude is for me not really its world, whose exposition effectively lasts the first 2/3rd of its runtime, but a certain feature of the universe…