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  • The Last Unicorn

    The Last Unicorn

    ★★★

    A pretty slick 80’s fantasy flick. I dig the idea that the world is decaying and becoming darker due to the lack of unicorns in the world. Lines like “where were you 20 years ago” hit pretty hard—people in the world had given up hope decades prior to the start of the film. It plays into the idea that there needs to be balance in the world, something that’s a recurring theme in fantasy films. 
    If I were to complain,…

  • Dragonslayer

    Dragonslayer

    ★★★

    Pretty cool fantasy film from the 80’s. I dig how desolate the world presented is. It’s just sparse and unpopulated: nature is in control here. There’s also some interesting stuff about the decline of the belief in magic and superstition and its replacement with the new ways of Christianity, but it doesn’t take as much of the forefront as I would like. In fact, there’s a lot of this movie where there’s really not much going on. The pace is…

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  • Lupin the Third: The Legend of the Gold of Babylon

    Lupin the Third: The Legend of the Gold of Babylon

    ★★½

    So a lot has been said about this particular installment in the Lupin series. Those who prefer Lupin as he was in Miyazaki’s directorial debut, The Castle of Cagliostro, look at this film, which lacks the subtlety and grace of that one, and write it off as inferior and not worth anyone’s time.

    Now, I think that’s unfair. Is this one of the strongest entries in the Lupin canon? Most assuredly not. But it’s still an interesting installment. It’s probably…

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    ★★★½

    An exciting sci fi Classic that unfolds like a mystery, keeping the viewer in suspense the whole time. Even though we all know what the answer to the mystery is (it’s in the title after all), it’s still entertaining because of the excellent writing and the grounded performances. One of the best sci fi films of all time. I know that’s a term that gets thrown around a lot, but it really is a superb piece of work. There’s a…