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  • Serial Experiments Lain

    Serial Experiments Lain

    The peak of anime as an art; an avant-garde expressionist tale that deals with technology, religion, and existentialism, blurring the line between the real and the virtual via the world of the Wired (AKA the Internet), putting into question the several repercussions it has on our lives and also questioning our existence (particularly that of purpose and identity) and the validity of an omnipotent being.

    Done as part of my project to bring over my notes and reviews from Anilist onto Letterboxd. Check out my other anime reviews here

  • Walang Rape sa Bontok

    Walang Rape sa Bontok

    Watch this film for free while it lasts: www.facebook.com/takderkordi/posts/1140193619691542

    This is a really, really relevant film right now that tackles issues on rape by examining the culture of an indigenous tribe known as the Bontok and how they used to consistently record no cases of rape until the encroachment of Western and modern ideologies corrupted their society.

    A lot of learnings can be had by watching this film; in a world where love has become romanticized, religion has labeled the…

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  • The Man Who Sleeps

    The Man Who Sleeps

    ★★★★★

    "You don’t need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Don’t even listen, simply wait. Don’t even wait. Be quite still and solitary. "

    - Franz Kafka

    You'd think that with no plot or character development -- or rather, a weak narrative structure and a poorly delineated character, that The Man Who Sleeps wouldn't be such a good film. The original source, the 1967 novel by Georges Perec, didn't even cause much of a stir and…

  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★½

    I've been wanting to watch this for a while now because almost everyone has been raving about it, but now that I've gone and done that, I can't help but feel that this film is overrated. The film's merits lie in the fact that it's a modern manifesto against racism and acts as a quasi-satire about racial politics. The technicalities and comedy (Chris' friend Rod is especially funny) also serve to uplift this film. Beyond that, however, it's not even…