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"Ichi the Killer" feels like a Japanese response to "Hellraiser" but with the supernatural replaced by the yakuza. It's quite simply one of the grossest and most unsettling movies I've ever seen. It makes you want to take a shower after watching it, for sure. Its extreme gore effects are complimented by a gruesome story about the cycle of abuse and trauma that people find themselves in, often intertwining with sexuality in a very transgressive and upsetting way.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
To quote William Friedkin, "If that is a masterpiece, then what is Citizen Kane?"
This film is not only not the reinvigorating opus that everyone seems to think it is, it isn't even a particularly good movie.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse suffers from a variety of problems that are too painfully obvious to ignore. Most noticeably: plot holes. The various Spider-People that Miles encounters in the film all seem to know where Miles and the others are at any point,…
This is my all-time favorite film as of now. It is a true story that is so dramatic, so incredibly emotionally effective, you would swear that it was written. But what happens is better than someone could even write. It IS surreal, it IS terrifying and disgusting. And it's incredible. No other movie has ever captured this level of pure drama in such an intimate, brilliant, and horrifying way.