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  • Mother and Son
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • Do the Right Thing
  • The Great Silence

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  • Joint Security Area

    ★★★★

  • Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees

    ★★★½

  • Irezumi

    ★★★½

  • Versus

    ★★★½

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  • Damnation

    Damnation

    ★★★★★

    Aching for a day that brings the Sun; the clouds bring dread and the low lying fog makes for an abstruse vision into the future. All they are able to hold onto is the relentless despair of the past —the sounds of thunder & the wreckage of a once happy home remain dark and futile. They seek an escape, from reality — but the nightlife only brings them closer to their slough of despond, making it impossible to outrun the darkness…

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

    A slow, yet elegant moving piece of art. The viewer is blessed with sleek visuals of Daniel Day Lewis and Vicky Krieps battling it out under the surface of a gothic romance. Their relationship is unheard of and psychologically absurd at times, but the manner in which they find solace as ‘one’ is quite fascinating. Lewis, as off putting as he is, somehow has the ability to capture Haute couture fashion at its finest level. The design, made specially for…

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  • Joint Security Area

    Joint Security Area

    ★★★★

    I was going to write a thorough review for this one. But I’m getting ready to go out for the evening and feel a bit lazy , so apologies for that. Anyways , I truly adored this final shot, definitely one of the best I’ve seen. The film overall was solid. It analyzes Koreas most obvious difficult issues (which brings a lot of neat background for viewers who don’t know the history)  , there’s some humor involved, and it’s tremendously…

  • Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees

    Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees

    ★★★½

    Bizarre folklore that incorporates the beauty of Japans cherry blossoms. Sadistic , but a wonderful ending. A bit melodramatic - could’ve been better, but definitely stands out.

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  • Lamb

    Lamb

    ★★★★

    I’m going to break it down for you guys this way because what in gods name did I just watch….

    Chapter 1:  woah Iceland is so cool, I could be a farmer here one day with the wife. Sort of a nice slow burn.

    Chapter 2: Okay… no I don’t want to be a farmer this is weird what is happening. These people need help.

    Chapter 3: oh. 



    Go watch it: that’s all I can say. the trailer is so…

  • Branded to Kill

    Branded to Kill

    ★★★★½

    The smell of rice , the sound of jazz , and the silly power of the ego. Totally surreal and unforgettable. One of the weirdest films from 1960’s Japan - influencing so much from Lynch to Jarmusch to even having similarities with French noir. Not your typical crime flick , an absurdity that somehow works so well. The butterfly scene alone is worth the watch.