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  • The Cat Returns

  • Whisper of the Heart

    ★★★★

  • A Ghost Story for Christmas: The Mezzotint

    ★★½

  • A Warning to the Curious

    ★★★★

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  • The Cat Returns

    The Cat Returns

    fucking awful fever dream

  • Whisper of the Heart

    Whisper of the Heart

    ★★★★

    so tragic that Yoshifumi Kondō died just three years after directing this. Although the opening feels a little rushed in contrast to the more spacey feel of, say, Only Yesterday, it’s so easy to settle into. The pace entirely suits the film’s young subjects, of course.

    At times the #borninthewronggeneration/modernity/the city sucks vibes get a bit eye-rolly, but like Seiji forgetting his comment about scrapping ‘Concrete Roads’, and with the final shot of sunrise on Tokyo, that initial rush of juvenile…

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  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    ★★★

    first half banged, second dragged

  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I’m not adding anything new here but-
    this felt fundamentally regressive. How is your strongest message that survivors of assault are most powerful dead? That the only saviours of their legacy are the police? That the most they can fight back is by using witty one liners? Nah.

    The marketing was misleading- I was bored and taken aback by its salient message. Less importantly it felt disjointed overall, and switched between relying on characters either behaving in a totally illogical…