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  • Oldboy
  • Love Exposure
  • The Human Condition I: No Greater Love
  • Little Forest

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  • From Beijing with Love

    ★★★

  • Robo-G

    ★★★½

  • Dreams

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★½

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  • Dreams

    Dreams

    When asked in an interview during the later stages of his career, Kurosawa laments '... I don't think I've yet fully grasped what a movie is.' It is, perhaps, fitting then that the great japanese auteur turns away from the real world - which he felt was too large to depict on the big screen - and turns towards the world of his dreams in one of his last efforts. No matter whether dreams actually signify anything for the dreamer,…

  • Project A: Part II

    Project A: Part II

    ★★★½

    Everybody loves Jackie Chan's Behind the Scenes that are shown when the credits roll but this one seriously has the best. Jackie is a great singer!

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  • Linda Linda Linda

    Linda Linda Linda

    ★★★★½

    Japanuary 2021 #1

    Paranmaum are

    On the bass - the quiet but always reliable Nozomi.

    On the drums - Kyoko, a smile on her face at all times, the heart and soul of the band.

    On the guitar - the strict but sincere leader of the band, Kei.

    And on the vocals - the goofy, adorable exchange student from Korea, Son.

    Together, they perform Linda Linda Linda, a most loveable and heartwarming movie with the catchiest soundtrack you can think…

  • All About Lily Chou-Chou

    All About Lily Chou-Chou

    ★★★★

    It is not often that I can not finish a movie in one sitting. But it happened here. Today, I watched the last 30 minutes and it was almost too much again. Overwhelming is the melancholia, the desolation, the pain. How can moving pictures be this dazzling and beautiful, yet so devoid of hope? How can a movie suck me in first and then violently push me away? There are lone figures in a neverending sea of verdant rice paddies.…