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  • Heaven's Story
  • Ran
  • Ritual
  • To the Wonder

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  • Orphan

    ★★★½

  • Annabelle

    ★★★

  • Death Forest: Forbidden Forest

    ½

  • Urban Legend Story Hikiko

    ★½

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  • Heaven's Story

    Heaven's Story

    ★★★★★

    This is the amalgamation of almost every piece of non-sappy modern Japanese drama you’ve ever seen and want to see. It’s an ambitious piece of work, but it fucking succeeds. It masterfully flows in and out of the core narrative with branching stories that might very well stand alone firmly. Effective attention for what normally would be flat side characters draws you in and helps make Heaven’s Story’s microverse feel alive. 

    I first saw this almost 9 years ago and,…

  • Mermaid Legend

    Mermaid Legend

    ★★★★½

    You know I always say “the wetter the better”. Well, this is one of the wettest movies I’ve ever seen, and as expected it is amazing. Looking at it on paper, it could have been so trashy, but instead it shows a surprising amount of polish that we owe to the ATG. Hypnotic, no-nonsense, visceral, climactic. Hidden gems like this are what I watch movies for. This deserves a big big cult following.