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  • The Red Shoes
  • All That Jazz
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • Los Angeles Plays Itself

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  • The Player

    ★★★★½

  • The Wind Rises

    ★★★★½

  • Grave of the Fireflies

    ★★★★★

  • Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    ★★★★

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  • The Wind Rises

    The Wind Rises

    ★★★★½

    feels weirdly satisfying to watch fireflies, a thesis statement for what ghibli as a studio aimed to tell stories about, and then follow it up with the wind rises, which feels like a conclusion/reflection on those themes. obviously done by two different filmmakers, but they share a lot. hard to summarize all of what i’m feeling about this at the crisp hour of 1am, minutes after finishing this. but i’m initially just very over the moon about how real the…

  • Grave of the Fireflies

    Grave of the Fireflies

    ★★★★★

    to go from ‘barb and star go to vista del mar’ to this

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    got the 4D experience by forgetting to drink water today and watching this extremely dehydrated

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ★★

    corny, self-important, out of touch, too long, underuses every actor besides jonah hill, and the absolute worst editing i’ve seen all year…possibly all decade. there’s no chance in hell this wasn’t a rough cut!!! sorry, i’m usually picky with any editing but thiiiiiiiiiiis….oh Brother this guy stinks!!

    the ariana grande thing and the “memes” made me wanna gouge my eyes out. but i was entertained? like vice, this gets worse the more i think about it, and i don’t see what…