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  • Vibrations

    Vibrations

    ★★

    The kooky quaintness of '60s sexploitation has long lost it appeal to me, but I'll still stream a Joseph W. Sarno film if no other option stands out. What can I say? I love the women's fashion and the photography is always surprisingly good for the genre. Unfortunately, this one is a slog. I already find the sex scenes of most of these films to be tedious, but the writing here is exceptionally bad, to the point where there is no humor to be found, and none the cast appears to be having much fun.

  • Love and...

    Love and...

    ★★★★

    Clocking in at only 70 minutes and yet this may be Zhang Lu's most crucial work. In the very least, it functions something as a mission statement.

    Added to the list: letterboxd.com/jaschrecker/list/south-korean-no-wave/

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  • Yi Yi

    Yi Yi

    ★★★★★

    Over the last 15 years, I've gone from thinking that this movie is dull and overrated, to admiring it for its form, to appreciating its humor, to feeling every ounce of its heartbreak.

    Life is a fucking journey like that, and Edward Yang knew.

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★½

    All sound, no fury.

    Watch Sion Sono's Why Don't You Play in Hell? instead. Same themes, better execution.