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  • Sad Vacation

    ★★★★

  • Glory to the Filmmaker!

    ★★★★

  • Dust of Angels

    ★★★★★

  • Haru

    ★★★★★

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  • Flic

    Flic

    ★★★★★

    A broken self that dreams of something better in a meaningless existence. Repetitive shot experimentation. Bread and movies. Tone-shifts that changes this from fantastical, tense, soothing to disturbing. Combination of a subtly maximalist and full-on minimalist style. Entering the mirror where reality is hazy. White awakening; the repetitive dreams, maybe these will make you dream of something better while the beautiful ambient music plays. This movie is a masterpiece, though it depends on the viewer who watches it. What will happen after the car trip? "I'm not sure." he answers. This is the phrase that makes up the whole film.

  • Haru

    Haru

    ★★★★★

    Or to when I saw you for the first time (really). Focusing in and out through cutting. Never saccharine. Emails overlaid on top of the urban life. Sometimes being alone leads to saying dumb; silly things. Socializing online whenever you can: the problems; the lives we live on. I wanted to see who's behind that text. I wanted to know who you are. I wanted to send out some sort of a message through writing these reviews. I was quiet…

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  • Sad Vacation

    Sad Vacation

    ★★★★

    Blue endlessness. Connections to Helpless and Eureka, watching those films first before this is recommended. The return of the bunny-shaped box. The wonders of bubbles. Frantic cuts. After the tragedy (Aoi Miyazaki). After teenage angst (Tadanobu Asano and Kaori Tsuji). Familial love is complicated. The places that we've been to are known by the birds. Waiting for it (indefinite).

  • Glory to the Filmmaker!

    Glory to the Filmmaker!

    ★★★★

    For the hardcore fans (again). Parodies to loose gags. Takeshi Kitano occasionally turning into a doll (tell him to be here next time). Stand-up comic thinking. The highest form of special effects. Self-indulgence. Postmodern nonsense. He was an asteroid that came into this film world. This is your brain on Takeshi Kitano.

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  • Cure

    Cure

    ★★★★★

    A city on fire of invisible flames. Bark psychosis. There's a force here that wants everyone dead. Kiyoshi Kurosawa asks: who are you? The biggest joke of it all: nothing. Philosophy to the max. Hypnotizing to your true self. A lighter that never goes out, it only does so by an unknown black substance, only to linger on in you forever, this is what Cure is. Violence here isn't like how other films do it, just the cause of something that cannot be controlled. Kiyoshi Kurosawa is a director that needs more recognition. My favorite post-rock horror film.


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  • Fallen Angels

    Fallen Angels

    ★★★★★

    Loveless. Heightened reality stylization. Song 1818 wishes someone to forget. Fuzzed out romantics. Haze in bullets. Time is dependent on shutter speeds. The ethereal longest nights moonlighting their dreams. I can't forget it (oh). Expired pineapple changes people. Final victories, last lizards and fallen angels. Finding the eternal rose. To those whose fathers will be missed and to those whose elbows can't create sparks, this is a motorcycle ride to a road named warmth.