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  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    ★★★★½

    This movie is pure art. Pier Paolo Pasolini has recently become one of my favorite directors. Not only are his films amazing but his writings and political work blew me away. He was an amazing artist, a Renaissance man, and one of the most important figures of the 20th century. Well after falling in love with his art I felt the need to go back and rewatch his most notorious film. I haven't seen this movie in 10 years since…

  • This Transient Life

    This Transient Life

    ★★★★½

    Finally I've seen my first film by Akio Jissoji, I decided to start with the first film he made, and what a hell of a start. This Transient Life, known for being a shining star of the Japanese New Wave as well as one of the most notable films released by ATG, had quite a reputation to live up to but it easily blew me away.

    It's a dark story about a brother and sister in an incestuous relationship. It's…

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  • The God Crippled With One Leg

    The God Crippled With One Leg

    ★★★★

    I love harsh noise and this is basically as far into that end as I've seen a film go. The soundtrack is harsh noise and the visuals perfectly reflect that. It gave me the same feeling that the last 5 minutes of The Blair Witch Project did. I've been meaning to check out Jun Kurosawa's films for a while and seeing this absolutely makes me excited to dive into them.

  • Les chants de Maldoror

    Les chants de Maldoror

    ★★★½

    Another great aesthetic film from Shūji Terayama. I loved how this movie looked with its bondage poetry aesthetic. Visually it reminds me of the artwork of last 70s experimental musicians. That makes me wonder if this film inspired those musicians or was just part of the scene alongside. Either way, it's a cool watch and I think one of the most interesting short films Terayama.

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