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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…

  • August in the Water

    August in the Water

    ★★★★½

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

    forum.icmforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=612841#p612841

    "He thought that it must be a feeling of endless bliss to be in contact with the profound life of every form, to have a soul for rocks, metals, water, and plants, to take into himself, as in a dream, every element of nature, like flowers that breathe with the waxing and waning of the moon"

    "Yes, I said to myself, I too love everything that flows: rivers, sewers, lava, semen, blood, bile, words, sentences. I love the amniotic…

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  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★★½

    "Basically the perfect movie."

    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.

  • Vampyr

    Vampyr

    ★★★½

    It was only appropriate for my first viewing earlier this month to be a semi-conscious half-asleep drunk one, as the film really is about dreams and becoming stuck in a netherworld zone between two more concretely defined ones: techno-stylistically it's is somewhere between silent and sound cinema, narratively the characters are suspended between life and death, etc. I dug the themes of death and vampiric desire to suck the life force out of others to prolong ones shadowy semi-existence for…