• The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★★★

    Real.

  • Saving My Stupid Youth

    Saving My Stupid Youth

    Since there aren’t any English reviews for this show on this app, I might as well make one.

    ごめんね青春! (directly translated into “Sorry Youth!), but with the English title Saving My Stupid Youth or Regret From My School Days is a Japanese drama about a high school teacher who may have burned down a chapel 14 years prior to the story. He teaches at an all-boys Buddhist high school, but decides to merge the school with a girls catholic high school where…

  • The Legend of the Stardust Brothers

    The Legend of the Stardust Brothers

    ★★★★½

    This was everything I wanted it to be! I’m so glad it didn’t disappoint me

  • Song of Home

    Song of Home

    ★★

    It’s crazy how Mizoguchi’s 30th film is his earliest surviving work. If the 29 films he made before this was as mid as this, we aren’t missing out on too much, but it’s still very sad that so many of his films have never been seen by anybody since the 20s-40s because they have ceased to exist.

  • I Want to Hear the Wind's Song

    I Want to Hear the Wind's Song

    A film about a hearing-impaired couple. The husband is doing a triathlon while his wife is about to give birth, and the story of how they met, got together, and got married is told in flashback sequences.
    It’s a very heartwarming film, and I was very invested in the story even though it didn’t have any subtitles in English. The plot wasn’t too hard to follow, but there were definitely a lot of details I missed by not understanding half…

  • Intimacies

    Intimacies

    ★★★★

    Amazing, but I didn’t love it as much as I wanted to🥲. Most of the film was fantastic, but there were a few moments where it didn’t really hold my attention, and that is kind of unfortunate considering that it’s almost four and a half hours long.

  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    ★★★★½

    How did he manage to make this and Drive My Car in the same year??

  • Tokyo Sonata

    Tokyo Sonata

    ★★★★★

    I was thinking I should write more reviews this year, but I’m already at a loss for words by the first watch of the year😭

    Fantastic film.

  • The Wayward Cloud

    The Wayward Cloud

    ★★★★½

    😟

  • Koyaanisqatsi

    Koyaanisqatsi

    ★★★★½

    Watching this in a theatre is one of the most mesmerizing things I’ve ever experienced. I swear I almost levitated during the time lapse scenes. Philip Glass is the goat.

  • The Tatami Galaxy

    The Tatami Galaxy

    Perfection.

  • Pinocchio Pipenose Household Dilemma

    Pinocchio Pipenose Household Dilemma

    Ok?