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  • Dune

    ★★★★

  • Dune

    ★★★★

  • Thunder

    ★★★★½

  • Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

    ★★★★

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  • A Brighter Summer Day

    A Brighter Summer Day

    ★★★★★

    “No, we have all the time in the world.”

    No explicit spoilers, but I’d highly recommend watching it first; enjoy.

    A Brighter Summer Day is one of the densest and profound pieces of art ever. It’s a beautiful dive into the heart and soul a changing generation seeking sanctuary in a time and place where their household values and country collide and the tragic response to it. It’s such an unadulterated view into the Taiwanese experience, but that never restrains…

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    ★★★★★

    [1000TH REVIEW]

    “I still have no idea how to find happiness...but I’ll just stay here”. 

    This film is extremely important to me, as is the entire series. Neon Genesis and Twin Peaks are two pieces of fiction that have irreversibly changed the way I think; both in cinematic terms and otherwise. This film has so much to unpack, and while there are small details that reveal the bigger mosaic, yet I think the *feeling* of End of Evangelion and the…

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★

    “Dreams make good stories, but everything important happens when we're awake.”

    Was worried that this would have the soulless faux-beauty that Blade Runner 2049 had, but I couldn’t be more surprised. There’s a clear love and understanding of the source material. That love isn’t shown in the narrative, but morso the heart of it all. Everything in Dune is not only convincing, but completely immersive. 

    The mood and themes from the little I know of the source material are wonderfully formulated on screen. While it isn’t “the science-fiction film to end all science-fiction films” the craft and intensity displayed is too magical to ignore.

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★

    Call me insane, but I sort of like the incomprehensible nature of this Dune. From the very little I read of the source material I just don’t find it that gripping, and I think that would certainly be the case if I actually attempted to understand the lore. I enjoy having no clue what’s going on in this entertainment little mess.

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  • WHAT DID JACK DO?

    WHAT DID JACK DO?

    ★★★★

    Short Review:

    Here’s everything I’ve found about What Did Jack Do? I’m fairly sure it’s not available online — legal or otherwise — and as far as I’ve seen there aren’t any indications of it being included on a home release; though it’s a possibility. 

    I found it was screen at this film festival in 2017 and the link I added takes you to a FaceBook post with much more context and background. Though I’m assuming it’s a masterpiece, I doubt…

  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★★½

    “My body obeys me.”

    Essentially capturing everything that makes science-fiction; universal and human themes with a technologically advanced setting. Claire Denis’s hypnotizing effect completely entranced me with her patient storytelling, a singular moment in the desolate nothingness has never felt more human.

    A spellbinder to be sure, a film leaving you with more questions than answers, it’s sexual duality is impeccable never really cementing a narrative, leaving the viewer to take everything in as they will.

    A detached experience that…