Benjamin Yosei

Benjamin Yosei

Top 4 is interchangeable and varies according to what films I consider sacred to me at the respective and particular space and time.

Favorite films

  • Anticipation of the Night
  • The Cherry Tree with Gray Blossoms
  • Mirrored Mind
  • Lamentations: A Monument for the Dead World

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  • Annihilation

  • Labyrinth of Cinema

    ★★★★

  • Notes on an American Film Director at Work

    ★★★½

  • White Noise

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  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    Stalker for a desensitized netflix generation, in which humanistic lens, free-flowing camera movement, utmost believable acting and pertinent philosophical detours are replaced by self-indulgent writing, static and too-cold-and-calculated-for-its-own-good camera angles, aimlessly-flailing scientific concepts, commercial aesthetical presentation, poorly-executed character development, mindless/meandering/irrelevant flashback sequences, a stupid and unnecessary alligator and corny Natalie Portman being corny

  • Labyrinth of Cinema

    Labyrinth of Cinema

    a towering achievement in the life and career of a shaman of cinema and a master of his craft, a brimming, shimmering, crystalline display of passion for said craft in all its aspects, outlets and forms of expression, and most importantly a film made by someone who loves films for people who love films. a reminder for someone like myself...

    - in those moments when everything seems too daunting and overwhelming, in those times when the allure of darkness comes…

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  • Taste of Cherry

    Taste of Cherry

    A work both celestial and unfathomably down-to-earth, grounded in its perspective of cinema, art, life, death and everything in between. An endless fountain of wisdom that gives, gives, gives and asks not for anything in return. This film teaches, nourishes with realism and nurtures with insight. This film knows the ephemeral nature of everything, how limited and finite everything is and how the knowledge of those two things doesn't detract from life but makes it worth living. Hell, this film…

  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    I was just watching the Cosmonaut Quickie for this one and they basically gave this the most centrist and absolutely cowardly review one possibly could extend to a film without saying anything about it, that it's dumb blockbuster fun and nothing more than that, that it "transcends being viewed with a critical mind".



    I am jaded, exhausted and sick of it.



    No, this film does not "transcend criticism". No, you're not boring because you take cinema - or anything -…