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  • Hope


    Mainstream cinema's enthusiasm for nonfictional stories is often in conflict with a multitude of ethical and legal concerns, especially if they're based on real-life tragedies and traumatic experiences. Many would perceive the mere adaptation of such events as an opportunistic attempt at turning human suffering into box office returns. Just as cinema has proven to be useful in its ability to raise awareness and draw attention to a variety of topics, so too have other valuable sources of information. Documentary…

  • Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder


    Not many topics of cinema discourse appear as frequently as the very concept of filmmaking as a creative process. After all, a film is an object of expression of a given thought or emotion, drawn from various artistic and technical disciplines to manifest or interpret the sources of said object. And this object represents a particular goal from particular inspirations toward which the filmmaker pursues. Although widely examined and documented, what remains underexplored in cinema discourse is the culmination of…

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  • Sweet & Sour

    Sweet & Sour

    honestly idk how to feel about gentrified korean cinema. like it has everything i hate about movies + mass media in general BUT at the same time its so insane that i cant help but laugh at the insanity. like this film has this really weird and gross element of fetishization going on at the beginning. theres an asian baby girl who is a nurse and she starts calling the asian baby gamer patient "oppar" because??? and she steals the…

  • Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

    Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

    a tragic bollywood melodrama about a desi hypebeast whose fiance left him for an aggro negging NRI fuccboi supreme

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