Isao Takahata's final film is one of the all-time great cinematic swan songs.
Steve McQueen's unflinching third film never holds back upon one of humanity's greatest tragedies through the eyes of one who lived through the very worst.
Within an idea so bizarre, Spike Jonze allows you to live within that world like you can feel it.
An unsolved puzzle is what we're left with. (✯✯✯)
Makes clear its influence without the same impact. (✯✯½)
Works better inside of its own identity rather than inside a shadow. (✯✯½)
Has interesting ideas made frustrating by elements that add so little. (✯✯✯)
Works well enough on its own even if it goes too far at times. (✯✯✯½)
More than anything, it's desperate to relate with you. (✯✯½)
Somewhat derivative but it understands what made classics effective as they are. (✯✯✯✯)