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  • Picnic at Hanging Rock
  • South Slope: What Love Tells Me
  • April Story
  • Shrine

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  • Metamorphosis of a Butterfly

  • Capybara Walking

    ★★★★★

  • Last and First Men

    ★★★★

  • Backstory

    ★★★

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  • MATIERICA

    MATIERICA

    ★★★★

    Wow. Not only is this technically awe-inspiring, but the claim of "visualizing 'shifting consciousness'" is right on the money. Insanely hypnotic experience.

    There was a certain part when the image seemed to come to a standstill, and after about 30 seconds I was wondering if there was something wrong with my video player. I waited it out for another ~30-45 seconds or so and at that point I had to check, but when I backed the film up 1 minute…

  • Haibane Renmei

    Haibane Renmei

    ★★★★★

    Every time Rakka cries I just wanna give her a big hug.

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  • KILL la KILL

    KILL la KILL

    With the addition of Kill la Kill, we can rest easy knowing that the Letterboxd staff hasn't lost their way.

  • Mirrored Mind

    Mirrored Mind

    ★★★★

    This film is the epitome of a low budget being used to the highest creative effect, blending minor elements of metafiction and an oneiric framework to create a hypnotic viewing experience with a rather poignant message at its core. Ishii once again manages to push the boundaries of cinema to a level beyond human reasoning and into the folds of cosmic logic, not to be fully comprehended but instead observed with the intent of letting these enigmatic machinations of the universe (and of our own minds) run their course.

    Sogo Ishii Ranked