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  • His Motorbike, Her Island
  • Rebels of the Neon God
  • Taipei Story
  • Nobody Knows

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  • In the Darkness of Time

  • Nowhere

    ★★★★½

  • The House Is Black

  • The God Crippled With One Leg

    ★★★★

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  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

    Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

    ★★★★½

    I've had a rough week mentally which resulted in me becoming physically ill. I tried to watch many movies over the past week but I couldn't finish any of them because I either fell asleep or got a really bad headache. Randomly, I decided to watch this film and surprisingly watched it the whole way through with no issues. I'm not quite sure why out of all the films I tried watching this week, this is the one that kept…

  • Yi Yi

    Yi Yi

    ★★★★★

    Once again, I am left speechless upon finishing this film. Edward Yang's ability to convey these characters and their conflicts with such realism is something that I find so special. Not to overstate but I really believe that this is a film that can change lives; it has certainly moulded the way I think and make decisions. The events and dialogue that we see through these characters (notably Mr Ota, Nj, Ting Ting and Yang Yang) are presented in a…

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  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★★★½

    I loved this! The opening shot is so beautiful and the following monologue held its impact throughout the entire 3 hour duration. It's a truly meditative and poetic exploration of grief.

    First film I've seen from Ryusuke Hamaguchi and I'm looking forward to watching more.

  • News from Home

    News from Home

    ★★★★½

    Chantal Akerman presents a snapshot in time as she contrasts the vast and changing 1976 New York with the relationship between herself and her mother. I found this to be deeply entrancing but also melancholic. Yearning and loneliness could be felt through the screen as Akerman read her mother's letters. Akerman's portrayal of conflict through the sound mixing was so impactful with the urban sounds overpowering her mother's stories, at times.

    I've been meaning to watch this for a while…