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  • Kagemusha
  • Harakiri
  • The Blackcoat's Daughter
  • The Witch

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  • Red Sorghum

    ★★½

  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    ★★★½

  • The Muppet Christmas Carol

    ★★★

  • The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★

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  • Red Sorghum

    Red Sorghum

    ★★½

    It took me way too long to realize the symbolism of the Red Sorghum so that probably hurt my viewing experience but overall I still thought it was decent. I really like the third act but leading up to that point the plot seems really trivial and it's difficult to understand the motivations behind many of the characters' actions in a way that keeps you from sympathizing with them. Zhang still has a great sense of color but his visual…

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★

    Jane Campion tells a heavily metaphorical story scrutinizing the western's relationship with masculinity. The struggle between appearing strong and openly appreciating beauty, emotion, and luxury is one known to all men. The Power of the Dog begins as a story about such inner termoils but goes to the extremes that, while not expected from the outset, are necessary to transcend this story from a predictable, uninsightful assessment of its subject to being an emotionally resonant tale that pushes to extremes beyond the typical audience comfort level that you might expect at first glance.

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  • Carnival of Souls

    Carnival of Souls

    If you like bad acting, unmotivated dialogue, awkward editing, contrived plot points, boring scares, and a will they/won't they with a creepy pervert then Carnival of Souls is the film for you.

  • All Too Well: The Short Film

    All Too Well: The Short Film

    Taylor Swift thinks drama is people yelling at each other and crying.

    Look, this is a music video. They're trying to market it as a short film but it's really about as much of a short film as Michael Jackson's "Thriller" or "Bad" and if I treated it as I would a "proper" short film (look, I don't think music videos are any less legitimate than any other form of cinema, I just think most don't utilize the medium well),…