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    ★★

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

    This film is so bad, it's actually good (in a bad way). Where to start?
    First of all, this is the craziest film I've seen in the five years. If anyone knows how to make surreal, nonsensical films, it's Japanese. They really cultivate the impossible scenarios of life, that's is often very incomprehensible to an average Western viewer, who has serious difficulty with understanding Japanese fetish for girls' school uniforms and their underwear, or their obsession with suicide.
    This film…

  • Dead Awake

    Dead Awake

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

    "Forget about me so that you can live". Really?! That's how you fight the sleep paralysis? Nothing works in this film. Amateurish direction and unengaging acting, everything's so unconvincing.

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