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  • Mirror

    Mirror

    ★★★★½

    Tarkovsky's masterpiece. Coming to terms with death through a purgative examination of things. Has one of my favorite opening scenes to a film.

  • August in the Water

    August in the Water

    ★★★½

    The “I’m not scared about the boundaries anymore” monologue is really nice.

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  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    ★★★★★

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

    "The old men intend to force our hand..."

    Unmatched in cinematic craft, profound use of allegory, and, for me, emotional/personal resonance. Anno’s attempt to “burn” his feelings into film for this isn't just beautifully admirable - it's evident in every frame, and resoundingly successful. This is a nakedly honest rendering of a person's journey through and coming out on the other side of hell, an extremely emotionally violent experience (which even extends to the form of the film itself), yet…

  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    Twin Peaks: The Return

    ★★★★★

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

    The last step to rejecting reality would involve the delusional, horrifyingly misguided person going back and remaking it to fit their dream of how it should've happened. If Dale Cooper was at any point as a character truly innocent - and his soft murmurings expressing his desire to go "home" in his state of mind-melted helplessness clearly are - this innocence tragically dissipates the second he embarks on a literal rewrite of history to "solve" things, a rewrite that centers…