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  • A Hidden Life

    A Hidden Life

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    editing photography etc all the work of a master craftsman of course but at the end of the day this is a jesus movie, and i can only feel so much for a jesus movie

  • Lu Over the Wall

    Lu Over the Wall

    Yuasa continues to be a guy to keep your eye on but this still didn't hit for me like I thought it would. Feels like you could easily hack off a good half hour and still leave plenty of the digressive spontaneity that makes it sing. Stands in relation to Ponyo/mermaid fiction in general the same way that Crybaby stands to the original Devilman manga. Love the remix/modernization, am dubious of its questionable view on metaphor and clumsy coming-of-age narrative.

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  • Under the Silver Lake

    Under the Silver Lake

    extremely dumb and incredibly all our fault!!
    after watching and thinking really hard I listened to the nightcall podcast ladies talk about it and they summed up my thoughts exactly.
    like you feel called out, but not enough to actually be embarrassed, because it's like instead of a medium article somebody did a GG Allin stunt about how you're such a doodoohead but it makes the caller outer look just as dumb...?
    "I don’t like the word cool but it…

  • WXIII: Patlabor The Movie 3

    WXIII: Patlabor The Movie 3

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    feels weird to say but I love how boring it is? in Gundam 0080 Takayama doubles down hard on what were already the latent subtextual strengths of the Gundam series, to varying degrees of success. in WXIII he does the same but the swerve doesn't feel nearly as harsh, and he's not talking to kids anymore so there's no hoisting of dead bodies and screaming into air ofΒ whyyyy (although there is a classroom lecture scene about cellular regeneration which gave…