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  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    ★★★★★

    Although not technically the first Studio Ghibli movie, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind set the foundation for everything that we have come to love most in their long body of work from over the years – we nonetheless still recognize it as one of their films. Being only the second feature film directed by Hayao Miyazaki as well as the first to have been based upon his own property, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind not only…

  • Harold and Maude

    Harold and Maude

    ★★★★★

    I’ve been on the verge of suicide at numerous points of my life. I keep trying to convince myself that everything is going to get better; yet nothing I find out of my life is set to really change that. Even my own peers seem to be of no use to me anymore, even when I feel like they’re supposed to be the ones I trust most. My whole life feels like I’m just stuck inside of a void that…

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  • Affliction

    Affliction

    ★★★★★

    Watched this during my high school days and didn't have particularly fond memories at the time because I might have been tired then; but a revisit solidified this as one among the best films of the 1990's for me and maybe one of Schrader's best films as a writer and director.

    It's very tragic in the sense that you feel that sense of pain slowly building up over time culminating into what it becomes, but I think if anything else…

  • Buddies

    Buddies

    ★★★★★

    Everything in Buddies feels raw, but that's also what makes the images that you're seeing more tragic. Arthur J. Bressan, Jr. allows every moment of this movie to speak for itself through that feeling of listening to the faces who've lived through the AIDS pandemic dealing with the hardships in which they'd faced. It's knowing how Bressan draws empathy from the viewers that makes Buddies a powerful work, but all the more beautiful for that too.

    Think I can already see favourite potential from this one; already eyeing the Vinegar Syndrome Blu-Ray sooner.

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  • Ikiru

    Ikiru

    ★★★★★

    (NOTE 12/02/2019): This is not exactly my best writing - as I was only starting to develop my skills as a teenager with writing single paragraph-long reviews, but eventually I plan to write a more detailed review explaining why this is my favourite film of all time to take over this space. I will leave this old review up for keepsakes, but I will also include the new text to be visible first in the foreseeable future.

    Before I begin,…

  • Cats

    Cats

    I'm going to write a full review at some point, but for now, please enjoy these unpublished Twitter drafts I prepped up.

    I heard this movie was horny but I certainly didn't expect the entire Eyes Wide Shut orgy scene but with cats.

    Get Out: *is the scariest Blumhouse movie of the decade*
    Tom Hooper: "hold my beer"

    If this movie made me suffer the mental image of Taylor Swift and Idris Elba having sex as cats, I'll pass it…