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  • Landscape in the Mist
  • Confessions Among Actresses
  • Death by Hanging
  • Entranced Earth

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  • Halloween Kills

    ★★

  • Bedevil

    ★★★

  • Lamb

    ★★★

  • Bergman Island

    ★★★★

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  • Halloween Kills
  • Bedevil

    Bedevil

    A strange, singular anthology film that I can only attempt to describe as some type of an amalgamation of Kobayashi's Kwaiden and Erroll Morris' cinema verite style lol. Surrealist imagery and a formal panache rooted in expressivity and reflection create a new reality - one of suspense, humor, intrigue, and emotion. My first foray into the work of Tracey Moffatt, and Bedevil is beguiling yet transfixing and ripe with some interesting subtext as it pertains to modernity. the vestiges of…

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  • Hanagatami

    Hanagatami

    ★★★★½

    Unadulterated cinema in the purest form. The collective nihilism of war made possible by the homogeneity of nationalism. Feels like the culmination of Obayashi's oeuvre in which his distinct, emotive formal style aims to elucidate the existential nature of humanity's struggle between love and hate. Masterful, mature work that pulsates with creativity one would expect from the master filmmaker.

  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    A complete and utter disaster that is quite frankly an abomination in which everyone involved should be deeply ashamed. The film's playfulness is such a gross miscalculation, sending the film down a path of tonal degradation where the dire nature of such human catastrophe never feels palatable or as tense or dangerous as it should. The structure and narrative are a compelling starting point but the treatment of the material, the playful formalist designs, are so terribly misguided that when…