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  • Perfect Blue

    Perfect Blue

    ★★★★★

    Hayao Miyazaki usually pads his features out with gentle pockets of silence. Pillow shots. They're usually always pleasent with a grace that leans toward nature or culture in some way or another. Perfect Blue has pockets of silence too, but they're sinister. If you grew up on anime and you're in your 20s chances are you started with Miyazaki so you'll be familiar with pillow shots before watching this movie, but in Perfect Blue they feel wrong. They're used to…

  • Mind Game

    Mind Game

    Masaaki Yuasa stands above a large beaker with the word [ M I N D G A M E] written across the front. Yuasa is holding a giant container that reads [C I N E M A T I C F O R M] on the side written in pink magic marker. He begins pouring the contents of the giant container into the beaker. He keeps going and going and going until the beaker is overflowing and there's a giant…

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  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★½

    Imagine the poor sap who died in this universe because he couldn't hold in a fart.

  • Lava

    Lava

    I bet Ringo Starr loves the shit out of this. He probably sat there watching the movie and nudging his friends in the side with the biggest grin on his face. "Ahhh, they LAVA each other", he says at the close of the short film.

    When he arrives home later that night he begins to compose a rock opera on the love of Volcanoes because he is so touched by the great act of love between these two mountains.

    Paul…