• Haibane Renmei

    Haibane Renmei

    One thing I love about certain anime series that were made between mid 1990s to mid 2000s such as Neon Genesis Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop or FLCL is that they don't feel the need to explain everything, many things are left to our interpretation, or they became mysteries that may never be solved. These shows have a sense of ambiguity that lingers deep in my mind long after I finish them, which is a rare quality that not many pieces of…

  • Certified Copy

    Certified Copy

    ★★★★½

    An unquestionably dense film with so many underlying layers under its deceptively simple presentation. Everything here could be real or fake, reality or a dream, and it's going to take me a while to unpack what I've just seen.

    Regardless of the ambiguity, I really love this film, and it really motivates me to check out the rest of Kiarostami's works.

  • Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas

    ★★★★★

    The feeling of watching this is honestly indescribable.

  • Steins;Gate 0

    Steins;Gate 0

    A genuinely worthy sequel that takes advantage of its predecessor's lore to great effect, creating another highly entertaining, albeit at times uneven show that can only exist in the crazy universes of Steins;Gate, and one that I still really had a blast watching.

  • Kagemusha

    Kagemusha

    ★★★★½

    Seriously, I've never seen a film being lit or colored quite like this ever before.

    Kurosawa's mastery of cinematic artistry is utterly undeniable.

  • Fallen Angels

    Fallen Angels

    ★★★★★

    First time in cinema (4K Remastered Edition).

    Cuz this movie's cool...….

  • Steins;Gate: The Movie − Load Region of Déjà Vu

    Steins;Gate: The Movie − Load Region of Déjà Vu

    ★★★★

    Unexpectedly trades the complex narrative of the show in favor of something more introspective, and surprisingly it's worth it.

  • Steins;Gate

    Steins;Gate

    Messing around with time just like the way Nolan does, and still manages to be just about as good as anything he's ever done.

  • La Haine

    La Haine

    ★★★★★

    A brilliant piece of filmmaking on every level.

    Seriously, the style here is to die for.

  • Ashes of Time

    Ashes of Time

    ★★★★

    Redux.

    Perhaps Wong Kar-wai's most ambitious work yet, tackling numerous plot threads and relationships in his distinctly elliptical and dreamy approach while still being a Wuxia picture.

    No wonder why Wong took his time off while editing to make Chungking Express, because there's so much in here it's miraculous that this thing works at all. And yet, I'd say he succeeds for the most part, especially on conveying the sense of longing that he'd later when on to perfect in his later films.

    Seriously, Christopher Doyle should shoot more Wuxia films.

  • Che: Part Two

    Che: Part Two

    ★★★★

    Soderbergh's decision to film two parts of the story in different formats is brilliant, effectively portraying the rise and fall of the titular historical figure. His knack for patient and understated storytelling is still present throughout, and the change to less stylized documentarian format works very well here. A great ending to one of the best biopics of the last twenty years.

    However, I'd say Part One is still more stylistically appealing to me, and is paced a bit better.

  • Gurren Lagann

    Gurren Lagann

    Like a blend of Star Wars and Mad Max animated in blazing colors that's constantly being injected with a never-ending load of unapologetic sense of fun.

    Essentially, the very definition of AWESOME!!