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  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    ★★★★★

    Although not technically the first Studio Ghibli movie, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind set the foundation for everything that we have come to love most in their long body of work from over the years – we nonetheless still recognize it as one of their films. Being only the second feature film directed by Hayao Miyazaki as well as the first to have been based upon his own property, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind not only…

  • Harold and Maude

    Harold and Maude

    ★★★★★

    I’ve been on the verge of suicide at numerous points of my life. I keep trying to convince myself that everything is going to get better; yet nothing I find out of my life is set to really change that. Even my own peers seem to be of no use to me anymore, even when I feel like they’re supposed to be the ones I trust most. My whole life feels like I’m just stuck inside of a void that…

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  • K-ON! The Movie

    K-ON! The Movie

    ★★★★½

    I binged the entirety of K-On! over the course of a little under a week, and I'm already convinced that it might be one of my favourite television shows now. From the way in which it creates a portrait of high school life amidst a time that had slowly pushed people away from one another, but also how within how these memories become life-defining moments that we cherish for as long as we can.

    This film carries most of that…

  • Variety

    Variety

    ★★★★

    Bette Gordon shows you a very seedy picture of New York through the subversive lens which she takes upon to create a distinct voyeuristic perspective with the gender roles flipped. Even then, if anything else makes Variety feel so distinctive, it's the fact that this lens becomes a perfect way for her to examine the effect that pornography has upon people, but most especially with straight men. At times it feels very slow, but the uncomfortable nature of what you're…

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  • Ikiru

    Ikiru

    ★★★★★

    (NOTE 12/02/2019): This is not exactly my best writing - as I was only starting to develop my skills as a teenager with writing single paragraph-long reviews, but eventually I plan to write a more detailed review explaining why this is my favourite film of all time to take over this space. I will leave this old review up for keepsakes, but I will also include the new text to be visible first in the foreseeable future.

    Before I begin,…

  • Cats

    Cats

    I'm going to write a full review at some point, but for now, please enjoy these unpublished Twitter drafts I prepped up.

    I heard this movie was horny but I certainly didn't expect the entire Eyes Wide Shut orgy scene but with cats.

    Get Out: *is the scariest Blumhouse movie of the decade*
    Tom Hooper: "hold my beer"

    If this movie made me suffer the mental image of Taylor Swift and Idris Elba having sex as cats, I'll pass it…