Tag Archives: Movies

More weeb nonsense

Promare wasn’t the only anime movie schlock to come out in 2019. We also had producer James Cameron’s long, long gestating project of adapting the Battle Angel manga finally hitting theatres. As a fan of the original run of Yukito … Continue reading

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I’m a stranger here myself

I know I intimated that I was leaving off the amateur film critic stuff, but I have to say something about Johnny Guitar, a movie I’ve already seen three times now this year. The last time I watched something which … Continue reading

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Other friends

When it comes to picking a favourite movie of 2019, I have, as usual, a small pool to work with. I could choose the new Terence Malick movie about Franz Jagerstatter, but it has the problem of my not having … Continue reading

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Writing about The End of Evangelion, kinda

C.S. Lewis said something to the effect that if we take the immortality of the soul seriously, there is no rock bottom. A soul overcome by evil will not just stop at being bad, but keep drifting into the direction … Continue reading

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Rabbits

Again, I promised books. But this post has already been delayed, and I want to say something about The Favourite before it becomes a distant memory: although I’m not sure I can honestly say I liked it more than Spider-Verse, … Continue reading

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Briefly; spidey-widey

I thought I was through talking about movies and such for now (even if I was exaggerating a tad for dramatic effect), but Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is so notable that it seemed worthy of giving, uh, note. Inasmuch as … Continue reading

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Oh no he’s writing about Malick again

Days of Heaven is also the most Josh movie ever made.

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It’s my story too

The Fall is the most Josh movie I’ve ever seen.

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Perchance to dream

Of course, having just described Akira Kurosawa as a great populist filmmaker I immediately turn my attention to one of his movies that very much does not fit that description – Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams, one of the last features he … Continue reading

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Spider’s Web Castle

When I made my most recent top ten movies list, I casually described Akira Kurosawa as the greatest filmmaker who ever lived. Which is ultimately something of a silly title – artists can and do use the medium for a … Continue reading

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