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Emotional Commotion

It’s been a little over two months since I wrote here last. Two very long and grueling months. My motivation to write disappeared, as did any enjoyment of it. I struggle with depression, so that’s the main reason. I’ve been able to write while experiencing these episodes before, forcing myself to type, always feeling that…… Continue reading Emotional Commotion

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Film diary: Only Yesterday (1991)

Few film experiences are as rewarding as discovering a Ghibli film for the first time. Isao Takahata’s Only Yesterday was released the same year that I was born. But it holds much more significance than that for me. I’m nearing the age of the protagonist, Taeko. She’s 27, the film’s 27th anniversary is next July,…… Continue reading Film diary: Only Yesterday (1991)

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Month in Movies: March

March got me back in the groove of movie watching, with 31 new to me films. I made it to the theater twice, and was even treated to a free screening of The Women (1939) at the arthouse movie theater. Seeing it like that on the big screen made me love it way more. This…… Continue reading Month in Movies: March

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2017 Blind Spots: The Last Unicorn (1982)

There is a forest of perpetual spring. A unicorn (Mia Farrow) resides in it, and this is why the forest is so pure and untouched by the outside world. The unicorn overhears two hunters call her the last of her kind. She cannot believe that she is really the last one in all the world.…… Continue reading 2017 Blind Spots: The Last Unicorn (1982)

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At the circus: A Bug’s Life

A Bug’s Life is commonly referred to as one of Pixar’s lesser efforts. I vehemently disagree. But don’t just take my word for it! The film is also notable for being Roddy Mcdowall’s last. He’s become one of my favorites this year, but thanks to Pixar, he’s always been part of my life. I love…… Continue reading At the circus: A Bug’s Life