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  • La Haine
  • Seven Samurai
  • Chungking Express
  • Nights of Cabiria

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  • Senior Year

    ★½

  • Bottle Rocket

    ★★★½

  • On the Count of Three

    ★★★

  • School on Fire

    ★★★½

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  • Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets

    Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets

    ★★

    This was pretentious as fuck. The type of film that jerks itself off for 3hrs to convey a message that could be easily illustrated in a much better film. 


    Honestly reading the top reviews for this gives me hay fever Jesus. I love Japanese New Wave, I loved Funeral Parade of Roses (which one could argue is a similar film), but this was just a ball of nonsense that masquerades as intellectual gold. Better films have been made that illustrate…

  • Leonor Will Never Die

    Leonor Will Never Die

    ★★★★½

    Sundance Film Festival Film #2

    Leonor Will Never Die (2022)
    Dir. Martika Ramirez Escobar (Philippines)

    This film is an absolute triumph. 

    When I heard there would finally be Filipino film screening in Sundance after almost 20 years, I had immediately assumed that it would probably be a poverty porn piece that sympathetic westerners would eat up. How wrong I was.

    As trite and corny as it might sound, this film really is a love letter to Filipino cinema. It wears…