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  • All About Lily Chou-Chou
  • Two in the Shadow
  • Woman of the Lake
  • Eureka

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Recent reviews

  • Electric Mole

    Electric Mole


    love how nonchalantly she belts out some of the greatest pop and rock songs of her generation. the way she ends Tadashii Machi here is cool as hell. the band are outstanding too, particularly Hiizumi Masayukis contributions on piano. its interesting to hear the Kalk Samen Kuri no Hana songs played with a live band compared with the intricately arranged studio versions. Kuki, my favourite song of hers, without the strings and with the extended guitar outro ending the piece,…

  • A Bride for Rip Van Winkle: Serial Edition

    A Bride for Rip Van Winkle: Serial Edition


    the core material is so strong that Iwai gets away with it, but this is unambiguously weaker than the Japanese theatrical version. obviously this is in total an hour longer than the original movie, but what it isnt is "all the scenes from the original + one hour of extra content". in fact, some scenes are prolonged and added as youd expect, but some scenes are also lost to fit the television structure of six episodes with equal runtimes. the…

Popular reviews

  • The Nightingale

    The Nightingale


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Just before our screening, Jennifer Kent stood at the front of the theatre and stated that this was the most challenging film for her to make, and crucially, she branded it as her most important (not like there was much to choose from, but okay?). And from the opening scenes, you sense that this is a Serious Film, with its 1.33:1 ratio and its dim (non-existent) colour palette recalling The Witch's aesthetic and its liberal usage of "cunt" and its…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War


    This is what happens when your franchise suffers a decade's worth of technological stagnation and chronically inept characterisation. No matter who reunited, kissed, hugged or died, I didn't feel a thing. And on top of that, there's no understanding of how to inventively direct action. I simply cannot understand how Marvel, with all their money and power and all the people supposedly behind their ideas, consistently fail to get fight scenes right in an action movie franchise.

    This movie is…