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  • Yi Yi
  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn
  • Syndromes and a Century
  • Persona

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  • Unbreakable

    ★★★½

  • Runaway

    ★★★★

  • We Were Once a Fairytale

    ★★★★

  • Ashes

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  • Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat

    ★★

    Would you believe me if I told you that there’s no Mortal Kombat tournament in the Mortal Kombat movie?

    I don’t think it’s worth analysing this film as a proper work of art, because it’s obvious that’s not what the studio thinks it is anyway. Instead I think it’s more interesting to examine it as a consumer product in regards to both how media is being consumed in a global pandemic and how the modern studio system operates, in this…

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    ★½

    This is not a film for me, it’s a film for Kamala Harris to tweet out and tell people to see because of how empowering it is while making little effort to pass meaningful legislation that would actually help them, it’s a film for a blue check mark Washington Post journalist to write an opinion piece on, about how it’s an effective antidote to the age of Trump, it’s a film for Gal Gadot who made her fellow celebrities sing…