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  • Romancing in Thin Air
  • Casting Blossoms to the Sky
  • Bound for the Fields, the Mountains, and the Seacoast
  • Hanagatami

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  • The Shop Around the Corner

    ★★★★★

  • The Marksman

  • Dune

  • Halloween Kills

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  • The Shop Around the Corner

    The Shop Around the Corner

    ★★★★★

    there's so much love inside of us, that never gets out.

  • Dune

    Dune

    very strong in each moment, sequence by sequence -- by dwelling in the place it feels so real and immersing, carefully evoked in the edit at least when afforded (think oscar isaac's scene where he's watching the lights dance on the wall). what it suffers from and will continue to suffer from on further revisits is precisely within its faithful adapting. i've heard there's a five hour cut somewhere, but i don't think anymore time would make this work better…

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  • Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell

    ½

    so are we just going to ignore the fact that a japanese woman was kidnapped and turned into a caucasian robot?

    this might be the most sinister film i've ever seen in my life.

  • Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo

    Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo

    ★★★★★

    end of evangelion without the grand gestures; they're being saved for 3.0 + 1.0. i love this as an immensely tortured work that's so fatalistic in form; how everything comes at such a dense momentum, where each scene has already been over thought and overwrought, to the point that it's as if each character knows it, reflects it. surprise only comes at the end of chains instead of in action/reaction and usually at the hands of gendo, who sees beyond…