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  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro

    ★★★★½

    This happened to my neighbor Totoro.

  • Scandal

    Scandal

    ★★★★★

    Mifune March
    4/10

    Wow. I'm shocked that Scandal is not lauded among Kurosawa's other non-period-pieces, because I'm willing to go so far as to call it some of his best work. Something that has always impressed me is his ability to tackle important, timeless themes and subject matter without feeling preachy, or like he's biting off more than he can chew. Simply amazed at how relevant this story remains in today's social climate; how celebrities and various media outlets can…

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  • The Fifth Cord

    The Fifth Cord

    ★★★★★

    Blue (Da Ba Dee)

  • OPAL

    OPAL

    ★★★★

    Feels like the true synthesis of Stauber’s work. Longtime fan of his animation and music, it’s really lovely to see his following grow in these recent years. Was worried this would be overkill, turned out to be quite the opposite. A tasty bite of his style in a short, entertaining chunk.

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  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    Twin Peaks: The Return

    ★★★★★

    “Gotta light?”

    One out of the multitude of questions asked by Twin Peaks: The Return. An 18-hour long voyage deep into the mind of David Lynch, who to this day remains one of cinema’s most enigmatic figures.

    To analyze Twin Peaks feels rather unnecessary given the vastness of the multiverse built over the course of such a short run and the intentional decision to leave handfuls of the story open-ended. It’s deserving of being taken apart, studied, and discussed. But…

  • La Haine

    La Haine

    ★★★★★

    Whenever I sit down to view a much anticipated film that has been sitting in my watchlist for a very long time, I always approach with caution. It's easy for someone to get their hopes up only to be disappointed so easily. I've often championed the concept of preconceived notions being a weak (or ridiculous) reason to dislike a film, but, more often than not, that statement is wrong most of the time. In such events where I do find…