disneydreamdiary has written 2 reviews for films rated ★★★½ during 2021.

  • Magnetic Rose

    Magnetic Rose

    ★★★½

    Case listened to the silence of the hall, punctuated by the soft clink of the candelabrum. Candles? Straylight was all wrong. He remembered Cath’s story of a castle with pools and lilies, and 3Jane’s mannered words recited musically by the head. A place grown in upon itself. Straylight smelled faintly musty, faintly perfumed, like a church. Where were the Tessier-Ashpools? He’d expected some clean hive of disciplined activity, but Molly had seen no one.

    Contemporary cyberpunk is boring because it…

  • Luca

    Luca

    ★★★½

    Maybe it's revelatory that Pixar made a low concept movie without a precisely plotted three act structure and a big stupid climax, but for all the praises the late John Lasseter sang for Ghibli and excepting approximately half of Ratatouille, Wall-E, Up and Inside Out it's a wonder how it took them this long to actually do it. It's as if they finally reached peak high concept stupid with Soul, which had enough half-baked ideas and metaphors to make one's…