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  • It Could Happen to You

    It Could Happen to You

    ★★★½

    Nicolas Cage plays the kindest cop who just wants to cheat on his wife in the history of movies which fits nicely in what is probably the least mean studio release of the 90s. This is very easy to pick apart if one wants too, the media stuff is especially bad, but the supporting cast is stacked (Wendel Pierce, Stanley Tucci, Richard Jenkins, Isaac Hayes, Seymour Cassell, Red Buttons), the central romance very effective, the capracorn is nice countered by…

  • Letters from Iwo Jima

    Letters from Iwo Jima

    ★★★★½

    Haunted caves and the forgotten men who still inhabit them. A slow march of doom that radicalizes the Fuller idea there's no heroism even in surving just postponing death a while longer. An achievement of place, the island as this large symbolic grave at same time very empty and ressonant. The film is spare, minimal, very phisical yet packed with mythmaking particularly when it comes to the idea of defeat (Shigehiko Hasumi once compared Watanabe's character to a confederae official…

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  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    Even Wes Anderson should be arrested for his indirect involvement with this thing.

  • Taipei Story

    Taipei Story

    ★★★★½

    A monument to all the things left behind during the unforgiving process of forging an identity.