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  • Noroi: The Curse

    Noroi: The Curse

    "Plays out like a structured argument of sorts, the mock-editor himself trying to imbue the material with suspense and foreshadowing. There are J-cuts, take being stopped followed by a dramatic close-up within the still images, on-screen text, footage from ‘TV variety programs’, and other stuff like that setting it apart from the “raw” found footage films I’ve seen in the past, which spatially (and hence tonally) tend to be uniform. But the disjointedness here is methodical: events are arranged, evidence…

  • The Happening

    The Happening

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "Thrill-O-Meter: 4 out of 10 screams for an increasingly more intricate and intense (albeit somewhat oddly campy, urgent, cloying) depiction of societal disintegration/weirding and psychological breakdowns following a coiling wave of inexplicable mass suicide, and also because it’s a smart film presenting a provoking scenario, cultivating connections, influencing the weather" - me, copied from here: forum.icmforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=4548&p=603430#p603430

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  • Labyrinth of Dreams

    Labyrinth of Dreams

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    forum.icmforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=613069#p613069

    "Dreams hang around her head in an opal haze, drawing moths, disrupting electronics, dissipating as glittery chunks are torn off by the wind" - ctrlcreep

    The reasons for most moths' positive phototaxis remain unknown. One possible theory is they use light (such as The Moon's reflection) for orientation, hence artificial lights disrupt their navigation, change their angles of flight, trap them in deadly loop-like trajectories around the light source, exerting unwavering, self-destructive attraction.

    Niitaka arrives with a divine halo…

  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★★½

    "Basically the perfect movie." - Nyx

    Hell’s heart fires black arrows, incising into the flesh, exquisitely deeper and deeper. Each shot is aesthetically superlative, carrying enrapturing-hallucinant whirls of textures, details, and colours, shooting up occulted magic into ones flowing bloodstream, which eventually gushes out through the burning orifices, meshing in unholy communion with the strange mountains, chthonic intensities, and dark sonorities of infernal ecstasy. Eyes blaze.