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  • ...And suddenly the dawn

    ...And suddenly the dawn

    ★★★½

    Y de pronto el amanecer (2017)

    7/10

    Old man cinema in its most Chilean fashion, trying to encompass an entire life through the act of creation (in this case literature and memories of past loves). At times it's too whimsical and seems too detached from reality, almost as if it were a children's tale, and a horrific chronicle of the dictatorship the next, so the tone is all over the place. This is where I say thank God for Sergio…

  • Optimism

    Optimism

    ★★★½

    Optimism (2018)

    7/10

    Happy people.

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  • Antiporno

    Antiporno

    ★★★★½

    Anti-Porn (2016)

    9/10

    Ah, yes, Sion Sono, you crazy bastard, you've done it again. I like this new wave of films that are more than they meet the eye. This is part of the Roman Porno Reboot, but I can't imagine Nikkatsu being entirely happy with this, as it pokes fun at the concept of the Roman Porno itself. Like a modern day Daisies, this film has layers upon layers of realities, in which you just can't fully comprehend what's…

  • Tokyo Tribe

    Tokyo Tribe

    ★★★★½

    Tokyo Tribe (2014)

    9/10

    I just want to learn Japanese so I can go to the 2024 anniversary screening with karaoke.