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  • Where the Wild Things Are

    Where the Wild Things Are

    ★★

    Occasional moments of cozy brilliance, but too much of this is just stupid and predictable. It’s not fun to watch the Wild Things be so hateful to each other, and it wasn’t really engaging as a part of the story either so it really served no purpose. Also some of it was straight up off-putting and creepy, what was with that scene where Carol just fucking rips off that dude’s arm??

    James Gandolfini was great though.

  • The Illusionist

    The Illusionist

    ★★½

    Started strong but just went nowhere. Incredible animation, but almost no pulse to this film. Very disappointing after Triplets of Belleville.

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  • Princess Mononoke

    Princess Mononoke

    ★★★★★

    Just my luck that I’m on the other side of the world on vacation and there happens to be a slick theater near me that happens to be showing some anime on my birthday! 

    Dang, it’s been so long since I last watched this that it’s almost like a new watch for me. Still a masterpiece. There’s seriously so much to appreciate here, I’ll go further in depth in the future. I will say though, experiencing that soundtrack in full surround sound was glorious and easily the highlight of this watch.

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    Predictable score, yeah, but holy shit dude 2001 really is that good. 

    I don’t even know where to start. I’m fifty years late on this movie. Everything I’ll say will be old news. And even then, this’ll just sound like every other one of my five star reviews: “everything is amazing, acting, direction, writing, blah blah blah”. Instead I’ll say this; I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey in 70mm. It was transcendent. A screen bigger than my house in a…