• Memoria

    Memoria

    ★★★★

    Press Screening at London Film Festival 

    Bruh wtf

  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★★★½

    London Film Festival at BFI Southbank

    I’ve been watching Ryusuke Hamaguchi‘s filmography in chronological order, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see this.

    As someone who has had opportunities to watch this earlier, I encourage those who have seen it at home to rewatch in cinemas (or at least projected).

    The dialogue is incredibly beautiful and the cinematography at times totally mesmerising.

    I can’t explain how stunned the opening shot and monologue left me.

    The quality in filmmaking…

  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★★★★

    Royal Gala Screening at London Film Festival 


    I managed to see this before going to class, and mfs where not lying about how disturbing it was. Never witnessed such an audience reaction. This film is totally worth going in blind.

  • C'mon C'mon

    C'mon C'mon

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Surprise Film at Royal Gala London Film Festival Premiere

    Literally the worst kept secret at the festival, if you where working at the venue you know this was the most probable film. From the MUBI distributor I met last night betting on this to an accidental test screening and a few ears dropping on some aspects of the film it could have only been this film.

    Anyways, this film is very “A24” and the aesthetic very much dominates the subject…

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★

    Woke up 5:30 am for the festival and after 30 min of working they let me go watch :)))

    Easily Wes Anderson’s best and possible his magnum opus or whatever

  • Red Rocket

    Red Rocket

    ★★★½

    Royal Gala at the London Film Festival 

    “Strip club virginity”

    Got nothing much to say about the film, but was it worth trying to get home at like 1 am where it might be a struggle to get back while you’re on 12% battery and tired from working at the festival back to back at venues and screenings? Fuck Yh 

    Working at the gala has been chill, only saw bits of films but got to see most of this (missed like the first 10 min).

  • Transparent, the World Is.

    Transparent, the World Is.

    JAEFF Screening at the Barbican Centre

    A surprise screening for today, originally scheduled for last night, but for whatever reason got pushed to this morning :)

    I’ve seen all of Yuri’s films, I was surprised to see this on the programme as her work feels like it had only be recently recognised.

    I still think this is her best work (off the top of my head), and not a film I ever expected to see on the big screen

  • A Portrait of Mr O

    A Portrait of Mr O

    JAEFF Screening at the Barbican Centre

    Chiaki Nagano’s infamous Mr O trilogy hasn’t been very accessible to the public aside from this film, in particular, having a limited DVD release.

    An experimental piece infusing butoh in a surreal and absurd form.

    The original scan looks great on the big screen, sadly I can no longer attend tomorrow’s anticipated Mr O’s Book of the Dead in person, so I’ll have to wait till next week...Although I will be attending the Panel Discussion and the rare screening of Toshio Matsumoto’s Nippon Express Carries the Olympics to Tokyo on Sunday :0

  • Almost ghost

    Almost ghost

    ★★★★

    Almost ghost is a film told in six reels.

    Documenting both his own filmmaking of the past year, the film also documents the final year of his grandmother’s life, coinciding with his experiences as a filmmaker.

    8mm celluloid film deteriorates as it nears the end of its life having no idea when the device might reach the end of its life, reflecting his grandmother’s life.

    The film features behind the scene footage of his work, similar to Field Feet, without…

  • The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin)

    The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin)

    ★★★★★

    Prior Review

    The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin) + Q&A w/ C.W. Winter, Anders Edström and George Clark at the ICA Cinema.

    Two months since I last saw the film, I had the opportunity to see this at the ICA Cinema in London, where the UK premiere was held. I got to see the first-ever screening of the definitive cut.

    In the span of 8-hours broken up into five acts with intermissions, the film examines…

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  • The Flowering Tree

    The Flowering Tree

    ★★★★

    Ecofeminism!

    A true hidden film that I have searched the ends of the earth for... from behind my desk. From people online to the National Film Archive of India.

    The film in my eyes evokes a dichotomy between man and nature on screen. The simple yet charmful way of conveying the fantasy on Cheluvi transforming into a tree that produces exotic flowers.

    The contrast between the son of the village head, whos far wealthier than Cheluvi, is quite a familiar one in the storytelling, but what later happens to Cheluvi might be seen as surprising.

    Hoping someone is able to create subtitles for this!