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  • Ali
  • Journey to Italy
  • Dracula
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  • Gardens of Stone

  • No Cigar

  • The Departed

  • Battle Beyond the Sun

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  • A Brighter Summer Day

    A Brighter Summer Day

    “No, we have all the time in the world.”

    No explicit spoilers, but I’d highly recommend watching it first; enjoy.

    A Brighter Summer Day is one of the densest and profound pieces of art ever. It’s a beautiful dive into the heart and soul a changing generation seeking sanctuary in a time and place where their household values and country collide and the tragic response to it. It’s such an unadulterated view into the Taiwanese experience, but that never restrains…

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    [1000TH REVIEW]

    “I still have no idea how to find happiness...but I’ll just stay here”. 

    This film is extremely important to me, as is the entire series. Neon Genesis and Twin Peaks are two pieces of fiction that have irreversibly changed the way I think; both in cinematic terms and otherwise. This film has so much to unpack, and while there are small details that reveal the bigger mosaic, yet I think the *feeling* of End of Evangelion and the…

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  • Gardens of Stone

    Gardens of Stone

    A select touching moments and memorable images, but as a whole I feel more or less unaffected by this. The text surrounding the complexities of the Military-Industrial complex versus the individual service people does make for some really interesting character moments, but I’m not sure it was enough for me to really invest myself.

  • No Cigar

    No Cigar

    The only place I could find this was on this Blu-ray for The Conversation. I love how they include a commentary track and relate it to some of his other films. I wish more first short films included this.

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  • WHAT DID JACK DO?

    WHAT DID JACK DO?

    Short Review:

    Here’s everything I’ve found about What Did Jack Do? I’m fairly sure it’s not available online — legal or otherwise — and as far as I’ve seen there aren’t any indications of it being included on a home release; though it’s a possibility. 

    I found it was screen at this film festival in 2017 and the link I added takes you to a FaceBook post with much more context and background. Though I’m assuming it’s a masterpiece, I doubt…

  • Now!

    Now!

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