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  • Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell

    ½

    so are we just going to ignore the fact that a japanese woman was kidnapped and turned into a caucasian robot?

    this might be the most sinister film i've ever seen in my life.

  • Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Adolescence of Utena

    Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Adolescence of Utena

    ★★★★★

    there is no prince

    a car without its key is stuck and goes to rust

    the ultimate synthesis of hesse's demian and derrida. doesn't have that superlative television sequence of the 'eternal castle' shattered as the illusion that it is, but this whole film is that essential moment expanded. trades that subtlety in for the sensuous revving of an engine. while i consider the show in my top five most important media, this film is perhaps the greatest example of…