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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★½

    <davidlynchsdong> Today at 13:33

    giving mi6 2.5 kinda sketchy though
    why the cynix

    <Edgar> Today at 13:42

    brilliant action (esp. the halo sequence and paris chase) but a garbage plot surrounds it. Plotting consists of all these machinations/double-crossings etc that are both predictable and massively convoluted, not in a spy pastiche-y way but an enervating, incessantly boring way. I don't care about plot twists etc if none of these characters function as more than just 'isn't tom cruise great' spouters.…

  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty

    As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty

    Only got through half an hour, so won't give this a rating. Reason being, stripping away memories of their sound is an indefensible way to go about representing the process of remembrance. Best moment of the first 30 mins was when a little girl dances to a sound of a second memory, where a baby is watching a cartoon on tv. That was lovely. But most memories here are overlaid with non-diegetic pseudo-profound piano/jazz music; I want to /feel/ the…

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  • An Elephant Sitting Still

    An Elephant Sitting Still

    ★★★★½

    86/100

    The best film of Berlinale goes to Hu Bo’s An Elephant Sitting Still, a four-hour electric epic and a staggering achievement in pacing, mood-mustering and thematic integration.

    We follow a day in the life of four discontented individuals through a smog-soaked city in Northern China as their lives intertwine. They each talk of a fable, where an elephant in Manchuria is said to remain still in spite of the mass of spectators that prod and poke at it. It’s…