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  • Boogie Nights
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Yi Yi

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  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

  • Heathers

    ★★½

  • Cosmopolis

    ★★

  • Shivers

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  • Yi Yi

    Yi Yi

    ★★★★★

    Yang-Yang takes pictures of other people’s backs with his camera to help them see what they can’t for themselves. And that adorable endeavour kind of captures what cinema is all about. A gateway to endless human experiences that reshape our perception with small doses of truth. And Yi Yi is a film filled to the brim with them.

    One character claims we live three times as long since man invented movies. I'm not saying I'm better off than those who…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    This blew me away. The way everything falls into place in the end, retrospectively piecing together every little seed and hint deliberately planted during the first half and then hitting you all at once, incredible. I expected something pretentiously ambiguous and what I got instead was anything but that (if innovative in how it plays out, but being subtle =/= obtuse). Lynch leaves no lose threads while still getting his themes across like nothing I’ve ever seen before.

    Far from…

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  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    A fitting grand statement by Cronenberg to cap off his career. Evolution is the only way forward, it's survival of the fittest and mankind has no choice but to evolve in order to endure the post-modern hellscape it helped create.

    Perhaps not as hardcore as advertised, but the old man still has it.

  • Straight Time

    Straight Time

    ★★★★

    As a Safdie acolyte, gotta love a film about unhinged, self-destructive men running crazy loops around their lives with no qualms whatsoever. Also I can't get enough of ugly '70s character actors showing up for like one scene and peacing out without elaborating.

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  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★★

    Every once in a while, a movie like this pops up that makes me go; ‘huh, they did something new right there’. I’ve seen movies about deafness before (e.g. A Silent Voice) but not one handling the process of loss and acceptance in a 1st person pov, so I’m glad this exists, even if it scared the shit out of me and woke my inner hypochondriac.

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

    I’ve never seen a theater audience laugh, cheer and cry the way I just did today at the sold-out pre-screening. Easily one of the best cinema atmospheres I’ve been a part of in like, ever, what an emotional rollercoaster through and through.

    It’s funny because last night I was blown away by what might be the most doom-core/nihilist film I’ve seen, only for the next to tear it to pieces in what is best described as an unhinged, 2-hour long rebuttal of the presumption that nothing matters.

    p.s. That In The Mood for Love homage hit me like a ton of bricks ❤️