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  • Ponyo

    Ponyo

    ★★★★

    I somehow hadn't seen Ponyo, which is about a baby goldfish (?) and her father's fear of losing her to the human world. It's a clear analogue for parenthood and adolescence - or even just that transition from a baby to a little person with thoughts and feelings of their own. Ponyo's undersea wizard Papa is a classic single dad who fucked things up with the ex-misso - obsessed with machines and the "balance of the Earth", the guy represents…

  • The Night of the Hunter

    The Night of the Hunter

    ★★★½

    I wish I enjoyed this more than I did!

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  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    I finally got around to watching as much of this shit as I could handle. It's empty, soulless popcorn garbage. It's mostly CGI, entirely without tension and poorly acted across the board. Nothing is real, nothing matters. This film is current pop culture. Fuck yourself.

  • Saturday Night Fever

    Saturday Night Fever

    ★★★★

    This was the first time for me. Travolta is magneeeeeetic, you can see why he become a star right here. The dancing is so fun, the music is incredibly energetic and the story is surprisingly resonant. The dark turn towards the end is well handled.

    I think it ends way too abruptly but I suppose it can't go on forever. So glad I watched this!