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  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★★

    ‪Lee Chang-dong’s BURNING is the best Korean film since 2016’s The Wailing. A crisp mystery-thriller with Hitchcockian female obsession drenched in melancholy. Went in blind, felt Memories of Murder and Body Double, left anxious as hell. 🔥 ⛺️‬

  • One Cut of the Dead

    One Cut of the Dead

    ★★★★½

    Genius punk Japanese filmmaking, as electric as Sion Sono with scrappy DIY charm. First half is a 40 minute one take zombie film, then it evolves into even greater magic. One of my favorites of the year. Silly, wild, FUN.

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★½

    LA LA LAND is magic. Tears beginning to end, it's a beautiful ode to dreams, movies, and love. As sharp as Whiplash, only much happier.

  • Why Don't You Play in Hell?

    Why Don't You Play in Hell?

    ★★★★½

    Sion Sono’s newest film is his masterpiece. I say that every time he comes out with a movie, but this one is so special and personal that even Sono himself believes it, as every frame of this is completely imbued with his life and philosophy. The plot is about an explosively funny Yakuza rivalry that becomes documented by “The Fuck Bombers”, a young DIY film crew that’s based on Sono’s own filmmaking club from the 90’s. The main character is…