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  • Helter Skelter
  • 27 Steps of May
  • Carmen & Lola
  • Untamed Woman

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  • Funeral Parade of Roses

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  • I Live in Fear

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  • 100 Boyfriends Mixtape (The Demo)

  • Afronauts

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  • Field Niggas

    Field Niggas

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    Khalik: "I'm seeing you beyond the body. You know what I mean? You gotta remember. You're not the body, yo."

    Woman: "What do you see?"

    Khalik: "I see light."

    Through Khalik Allah’s trademark cobbled-together distillation of unsynchronized audio and motion picture, Field Niggas plunges the viewer into some of the diverse worldviews, musings, and idiosyncracies of those socially othered, of those routinely shunned - of the culturally forgotten.

    Much of what I've expressed in my review of Allah's Black Mother…

  • Taipei Suicide Story

    Taipei Suicide Story

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    CW: Reference to and brief discussion of suicide

    "True" horror isn't about vengeful spirits, crazed serial killers, or mindless zombies. It's deeper than that. The underlying building blocks that shape what causes us fear is always deeper than that.

    Taipei Suicide Story is a simple yet uniquely alluring, meditative, and soul-piercingly still story about a "suicide hotel" receptionist and his rapport with a guest who's uncertain about if she wants to live or not.

    I think this film does a…

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  • Funeral Parade of Roses

    Funeral Parade of Roses

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    "It was such a unique film with cruelty and laughter."

    Yo...I'm not sure wtf I just witnessed...I just know that I love it! 🀯😍

    Funeral Parade of Roses feels like a fantastic queer fantasy that emanated from a creative genius who decided to consume all of the drugs throughout the entire script writing and filmmaking process.

    How else can you even begin to explain this psychedelic carousel of a film that bombards the screen with a chaotic string of images…

  • Yearning

    Yearning

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    Dammit, Naruse. Goddammit! Someone please take my heart, I don't want it anymore. This debilitating, agonizing pain in my heart won't go away. πŸ’” πŸ’” πŸ’”

    Hideko Takamine once again delivers a standout performance. Seriously, her range is vast and spectacular and seemingly effortless. She plays a widow (Reiko) who remains loyal to her late husband's family by single-handedly maintaining/running their mom-and-pop grocery business. She is fully devoted to the family on every conceivable level.

    Reiko is someone that you…

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  • Titane

    Titane

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    Idk, man...I legit don't know what I just saw. πŸ˜³πŸ˜†πŸ˜’

    I'm jealous that so many people were/are able to enjoy this. For me, though, Titane's particular blend of batshit, bizarre, and bewildering elements didn't resonate with me.

    At no point was I bored, but there were moments of exasperation. I don't think it's "bad," but I was glad when it was finally over.

    I don't hate it. I feel...nothing. I'm utterly indifferent. This wasn't for me. And my indifference is to the point that I don't even care enough to attempt to articulate why it didn't work for me.

    🌟Added to Horror Gorge Month 2021 list🌟

  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

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    Yes! Finally! I finally found a Wong Kar-wai film that I enjoy!

    Previously, Wong was basically 0-3 for me, as I didn't care much for Happy Together, I found Chungking Express "ok" but a huge disappointment given the praise, and 2046 didn't elicit enough interest for me to finish (though, to be fair, I only vaguely remember this experience and actually want to try again at some point).

    Thus, I went into this with tempered expectations and...I kinda love it.…