• The Swimmer

    The Swimmer

    ★★

    Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming swimming

  • One Cut of the Dead

    One Cut of the Dead

    ★★★★

    A heartwarming ode to the art of filmmaking. This is pure genius work.

  • The Void

    The Void

    ★★★★

    Grotesque, cosmical, deities, cult worship, and absurd.
    Deffo my jam.

  • The Heiress

    The Heiress

    ★★★★

    Wouldn't the position of husband to a defenseless young girl
    with a large fortune suit him to perfection?

    How can you entertain such a suspicion?

    Suspicion? It's a diagnosis, my dear.

    Impeccable script. Btw, men ain't shit.

  • Samurai Rebellion

    Samurai Rebellion

    ★★★½

    I really have nothing bad to say about anything by Kobayashi. Dude's just so fucking notorious in whatever he does.

  • Maborosi

    Maborosi

    ★★★★

    “Grief is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.”

  • Seniman Bujang Lapok

    Seniman Bujang Lapok

    ★★★★★

    "oh adindaku yang cantik jelita, hidungmu mancung bagai seludang
    rambutmu hitam jambul didepan, berbaju bunga seluar yankee, berkaki ayam, oh adinda... lihatlah muka kanda yang putih melepak" western comedies could never

  • Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

    Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

    ★★★★½

    Forgive me for saying so, but this was so much better than the first movie of the entire franchise. I fucking loved it. I agree, the first GITS had a far more major impact and although I loved it too, I never really understood it. Unlike this one, which also requires some reflecting and thinking, it's easier to interpret the hidden messages Mamoru Oshii is trying to convey throughout the whole film thru the existence of AI at this era,…

  • Ikiru

    Ikiru

    Out of the many Kurosawa films I've watched and adored, Ikiru was really tedious. Not because I knew it was going to be a tear-jerker, but the fact that it was too blunt for my liking. Somehow, I felt this film lacked the empathy I needed to understand and comprehend the struggles of the main character. Kurosawa is known for his very tranquil-paced films, but Ikiru felt like a million years to finish watching. It was quite irritating to say the least. Perhaps I need a second viewing soon.

    but... the gondola no uta song scene ruined me 😢😢

  • The Assassin

    The Assassin

    Minus the beautiful and vivid painting-like cinematography and costume design, this was nothing but an hour and 45 minutes long snoozefest

  • Forget Me Not

    Forget Me Not

    ★★★★

    sometimes an excruating cliffhanger is all you need to soften this poor heart of mine

  • The Addams Family

    The Addams Family

    Halloween was way past last week but it's always a good time to watch this iconic film