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  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
  • Taxi Driver
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  • Vortex

    ★★★★½

  • The Fire Within

    ★★★★

  • Men

    ★★★

  • The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil

    ★★★½

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  • Vortex

    Vortex

    ★★★★½

    To all those whose brains will decompose before their hearts.

    By a certain way, Gasper Noe's filmmaking feels like an attack on the viewers. He had used drug induced trips, gore, sex, and even dance as his weapons. But this time, Gasper Noe attacks the viewers with realism and simplicity. And pretty sure, the target has been hit successfully. The portrayal of the realism, focused through two frames moving simultaneously, is a very Gasper Noe thing to do. The haunting…

  • The Fire Within

    The Fire Within

    ★★★★

    Life flows too slowly in me, so I speed it up. I set it right.

    The Fire Within is the story of a recovering yet depressed alcoholic goes on a final journey to meet friends in Paris after rehabilitation, but deeply surrounded by suicidal behaviour. The film is an exploration into void of existentialism, counting the reasons to be alive. It’s a film that explores a man trying to find answers as he is wondering if he can return to…

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  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    ★★★

    Crimes of the Future doesn’t feel as confrontational as past Cronenberg provocations, like 1996’s Crash . At times, it’s downright weary. Crimes of the Future often feels designed to kick off, or possibly finish off, a late period for the director. Maybe that’s because of how long it’s been since a Cronenberg film leaned this hard into his trademarks. His return to genre territory is both more extreme and less.

    It doesn’t help matters that the major characters often speak…

  • The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil

    The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil

    ★★★½

    The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil is an incredibly smart and well-executed thriller. The film manages to merge all elements into a practically perfect blend of suspense and horror with a twist of buddy-cop style humor and a dash of high-octane action. The story drive of the film is never lost, characters are well-drawn individuals with their own arcs, and a plot that could have easily been a cliche feels fresh and exciting. The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil doesn’t…