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  • Asuran

    Asuran

    ★★★½

    Resembles a Chang Cheh movie but somehow more brutal because there are more elements grounded in reality.

  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

    ★★★½

    It's almost as if Anderson took up a challenge to pack as many set pieces as possible into a 106-minutes film. The fast cutting action brings an exhilarating pace in its countdown to the climax. This series is always about him reorganizing the particles of this fictional world. The final plot twist is his best effort against the constraint of serial storytelling in movies and real life factors (ex: actors available to play recurring characters.)

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  • Braguino

    Braguino

    ★★★½

    The most interesting thing about Braguino is that we only see "the feud" through Braguines' POV. The hatred towards Kilines becomes more and more pathological as the film goes on. Furthermore, Braguine children have to inherit this animosity when they barely understand the reason. The scene of both families' kids staring at each other in particular creates an eerie atmosphere. Ironically, instead of away from civilization, Braguines are preoccupied with the thoughts about other human beings.

  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★★½

    I knew i was seeing a masterpiece when it's my fifth film of the day but also the only one I was able to stay focused in its entirety. Perhaps just after midnight is the best time to witness its explosive ending unfold?

    Burning is almost never settled into any type of genre. Its beginning suggests a love story, then characters come and go, constantly brushes over the motifs of melodrama, crime thriller and social realism. The fluctuation of form…