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  • After the Storm

    After the Storm

    ★★★★

    Another delightful little film from Kore-eda. A really great easy and comforting watch, but still an incredibly well made and intelligent film. It's a film about living in the shadow of your unrealistic expectations. Much like people tend to place Kore-eda as living in the shadow of Ozu. But those who have seen Kore-eda's films know they are completely different and brilliant in their own ways.

    The death of Ryota's father, who's rather idiosyncratic nature serves as a dead weight…

  • The Passion of Anna

    The Passion of Anna

    ★★★★★

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

    Bergman films are fairly accessible watches, but can be monumental tasks to do justice to when discussing.

    The difficulty in trying to write a review for this film is exacerbated by the fact that it is one of his most cryptic and will no doubt take many viewings and years to fully comprehend everything the film has to offer.

    I'll still give my feeble attempt anyway since I'm starting to get into the habit of these review things. Whether that…

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  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

    ★★★★★

    Well, to the suprise of me included here's another review:

    In my younger and more vulnerable years, (and by this I mean about last summer) I picked up a copy of Wong Kar-Wai's most famous and critically acclaimed film 'In the Mood for Love'. My foolish young brain believed this to be "that Chinese police film wherein California Dreamin' plays a lot". So when I foolishly watched 'In the Mood for Love' on a bright sweltering afternoon expecting a faced…

  • Peppermint Candy

    Peppermint Candy

    ★★★★½

    You know what? Fuck it! I'm going to try my hand at this reviewing thing. I don't know why I've been so insecure about trying this since everyone else writes them. So without further ado, after just over a year of actively using this wonderful platform, I'll make my review debut:

    Peppermint Candy takes us down the tracks of time in more than just a literal sense. After coming to the end of the proverbial road, (or I guess, track…