Kopo

Aspiring critic of visual media, such as movies, video games, and anime. Also adore football (Americano).

Favorite films

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

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  • The Italian Job

    ★★

  • The Northman

    ★★★½

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

  • Captain Ahab: The Story of Dave Stieb

    ★★★★

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  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★★★★

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

    To provide a disclosure, which may or may not affect the way I viewed this film, I am a child of divorced parents. Even more incredulously, I was of a similar age to the child present here when my parents split apart (a couple years older, but nonetheless). What was much more apparent from my story is that there was no love lost between my parents, who now despise one another. There was no happy ending for me, as the…

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★

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

    Casting everything else aside, one thing stands out about Joker to me:

    Watching it, I was enthralled. Hours afterward, all emotional connection was lost.

    Even thinking back to it, the events that would eventually lead to Joker's creation was like a distant image of a youthful past. All feelings, connection, or presence removed from a sequence of distorted "highlights" that all ring empty. In a sense, Joker is a film that enthralled me during, but afterwards, it all felt somewhat…

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  • Under the Hawthorn Tree

    Under the Hawthorn Tree

    ★★★

    Half a year ago (on the nose!) I attempted to watch Under the Hawthorn Tree due in part to a really favorable score from a close friend of mine. After forty minutes, I was fed up with it. It was, in my own words, "artificial" and eye-roll-inducing. There were many things I considered strange about it, and I even questioned if it was simply a difference in culture! What a ditz I was. I guess my "culture" didn't support unquestioned…

  • A Scene at the Sea

    A Scene at the Sea

    ★★★½

    Gonna do a speedrun and get out six reviews all in one night. This is the fifth:

    I know Takeshi Kitano for other reasons. What I did know about his film career was that he was very talented, so seeing him as the director of this film wasn't terribly surprising.

    ...That is until you realize he's mostly known for directing action-packed, violent affairs. Then it makes this one kind of bizarre.

    The cover for this film is awesome, too. Not…