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  • Closer

    Closer 2004

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 20 May, 2015

    contempt vs content

    Can't have romance and love without depression and jealousy.

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion 1997

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 19 May, 2015

    Right from the start, Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion sets itself apart from the series by an extremely un-erotic display of nudity and, finally, a release from the sexual tension that plagued Shinji for around twenty-six episodes. In a few words though, it's "so fucked up"

    After fans demanded a "proper" ending to Neon Genesis Evangelion, Hideaki Anno finally gave it to them in the form of this grotesquely beautiful apocalyptic anime. Anno does all he can to…

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  • Stoker

    Stoker 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 11 Dec, 2013

    It seems that any other director would not be able to handle Stoker's subject matter without making it feel gratuitous. Chan-wook Park somehow manages to handle Stoker's deeply disturbing material, but makes it so beautiful. I had not expected to be as put-off by some of the material in this film, but because it is all handled with such grace I found it a lot easier to get over.

    There is a predator/prey motif apparent in Stoker that is very…

  • Rashomon

    Rashomon 1950

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Aug, 2012

    My life will be defined by pre-Rashomon and post-Rashomon.