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  • His Motorbike, Her Island
  • My Night at Maud's
  • Sundays and Cybele
  • Red Post on Escher Street

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  • Showgirls

    ★★★½

  • Terror of Yakuza

    ★★★

  • This Transient Life

    ★★★★

  • Miss Lonely

    ★★★★

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  • Tampopo

    Tampopo

    ★★★★½

    When I moved to Japan, I kinda expected to see a lot of the themes tackled in the japanese movies I'd seen with my own eyes. I expected to understand the movies better, and I hoped that my experience with watching japanese films helped me understand japanese society as well.

    That definitely happened, to an extent. It's amazing how directors like Ishikawa Hiroshi and Iwai Sunji can give insight into japanese culture in such an intuitive and clearcut way.

    That…

  • An Inn at Osaka

    An Inn at Osaka

    ★★★★

    I've never felt this kind of uncertainty about a film before. It's not the "I don't know if I like it" type of uncertainty, I loved this, it's just that, even with a 2h runtime, I wanted more time with these characters, they just have this beautiful simple-complexity. There is so much more underneath their surface, Gosho created something really special here. After watching this I feel just as impontent as they do in their world.

    What a great main…

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  • Neon Genesis Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion

    ★★★★½

    This was probably my 10th rewatch of the show, but damn each one of the first 6 episodes really did a number on me this time around. They work perfectly as standalone episodes (yes, even 1+2 that have to be watched together). The structure of the episodes is perfect and each one hits a different emotional note that is a fantastic introduction to this world and its characters.

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★½

    Can't believe this is possible, but here we are - Lynch's take is way more interesting and inspired.

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