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  • Patlabor 2: The Movie

    Patlabor 2: The Movie

    ★★★½

    Patlabor 2 is truly a Mamoru Oshii film: gorgeously atmospheric, usually slow and ponderous with brief sequences of super fluid animation, and featuring an excellent cyberpunk story and setting. This movie continues where the OVA series and previous film left off, following the adventures of Tokyo's mecha police unit, SV2. Like the first movie, Patlabor 2 is bookended by incredible mecha action scenes, but the middle section is so slow it's kind of hard to get through. There's only so…

  • Space Battleship Yamato 2199

    Space Battleship Yamato 2199

    ★★★★

    Letterboxd says this is just the first two episodes but I'll use it to review the entire series. As a big fan of the original 1974 Space Battleship Yamato I couldn't be happier with this remake. It retains everything that made the original good: the iconic ship designs, memorable characters, and powerful themes of fighting with honor and brave sacrifice, and it even embraces the charming cheesiness that comes with 70s sci-fi, to the point of reusing sound effects from…

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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ½

    I expected nothing and I was still disappointed. There isn't a single redeeming quality about this movie. At least The Force Awakens had a few instances of good cinematography and special effects, but The Last Jedi doesn't even have that. I'm not exaggerating when I say that every single aspect of this movie is terrible. It's painfully obvious that no one involved in the production of this garbage cared about it. This is not a Star Wars film, it's a…

  • Strawinsky and the Mysterious House

    Strawinsky and the Mysterious House

    ½

    "Special thanks to: Jesus Christ"

    The moral of this story is that if you read forbidden books you'll literally turn into a massive blob of fat.

    Also this:
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    And this:
    youtu.be/v78hIqHLD2w