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  • Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

    Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

    ★★★★½

    Then your fingers touched my silent heart and taught it how to sing

  • Seven Seas: Chastity Chapter

    Seven Seas: Chastity Chapter

    ★★★★

    desolation enclosed by palm trees. the love-turned-desperation aura present throughout the first installment of shimizu's nanatsu no umi culminates in a very specific kind of bitterness-driven emotional hangover. floating bodies moved by resentfulness amidst a scenery heavily relied on nature. it's almost like the scarce city lights illuminating ayako's face in a shadowy winter night and the wary drops of snowflakes falling down on momoyo's small body are as essential to the film as the gloomy eyes that constantly fill the screen.

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  • Roma

    Roma

    ½

    Lav Diaz for Criterion Collection fetishists. A moving Sebastião Salgado picture through the lens of a fifty-year-old man that just learned what a panning shot means and tries to embrace the world with it.

  • Paradise Lost

    Paradise Lost