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  • Distant

    ★★★★½

  • Arroba

  • Yes I Said Yes I Will Yes

    ★★★½

  • Tokyo Color Drifter

    ★★½

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  • Krakatau

    Krakatau

    ★★★½

    without its historical context, the film’s depiction of sectioned people can be perceived as somehow both exploitative and sympathetic towards the subject. with context, this is a very tragic film — its archive footage (which also seems to allude to similar imagery in ingmar bergman’s persona, either directly or indirectly) parallels between natural & manmade disaster and the early stages of grief as a result; it hits you like a plane crash, like an eruption. 

    ‘on august 28, 1883, the island of krakatau ceased…

  • Junior War

    Junior War

    ★★★★

    a dogme 95 film that breaks the rules! deviancy with no real motive, a reaction to the age of the urban sprawl. this is my favourite from trecartin so far

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  • Swiss Army Man

    Swiss Army Man

    ★½

    predatory androcentric cinema disguised as an innocent love letter to pseudo-social outcasts in which a human corpse is used as a vehicle for the coming onslaught of emotive incel antics. cut off from the rest of the world, the perverse mind of the male millennial redditor runs free. 

    yet another bludgeon to the head of representation. touch starved 'nice guys' with main character syndrome kick their feet in the air as the credits roll whilst those who actually experience the…

  • Center Jenny

    Center Jenny

    ★★★★

    nothing else encapsulates the era of the lobotomy-chic dissociative pout and its reclamation of the instagram filter selfie, youtube vlog-style chaos internet culture of the early 2010s better than this

    i like to imagine the characters in this live on some kind of non-physical digital plane of eternal uploaded consciousness millions of years in the future in a permanent state of pure intensity