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  • 964 Pinocchio

    ★★★★½

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    ★★★★

  • Evil Dead Trap

    ★★★★½

  • Blind Beast

    ★★★★

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  • 964 Pinocchio

    964 Pinocchio

    ★★★★½

    What do you do with a sex slave that can’t have sex? It’s simple — you love it. 

    My first dip into Shozin Fukui waters nearly drowned me. What starts as a distressful juxtaposition of serendipitous events (the bedrock for a sort of “love story” between the film’s two tragic leads), quickly spirals into an abusive, destructive, vomit-filled revenge story (descriptors it seems I can’t help but use often when it comes to niche underground Japanese cinema). 964 Pinocchio is…

  • The Bride of Frank

    The Bride of Frank

    Repulsive bit of SOV gutter trash about a puttering, mumbling (many of his lines are subtitled), homeless sociopath who develops a disturbing obsession with large breasts (“tits tits big tits” as he would put it). He also always says what’s on his mind and never — ever — tells a lie; important, because Frank says some absolutely heinous (if not hilarious) shit. And it’s always, 100% of the time without fail, delivered upon. Think of Frank’s lines as a courtesy…

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  • Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones

    Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones

    ★★½

    Yikes, what a drop. Nevermind that buddy doubles down on the defense of some nasty ass people and some nasty ass viewpoints, but the shit ain't even that funny. Mostly it's just Dave cracking on the "audience" for cancel culture (which, I understand; sometimes it feels like there's no room for redemption), but he picks all the wrong people to prove his point.

    Once we get past the first half, things pick up with some chuckle-worthy anecdotes on gun ownership,…

  • Blue Spring

    Blue Spring

    ★★★★

    Blue Spring is devastating. Amplifying the angst-filled emotion which propels much of the high school drama contained within, the film whiplashes the viewer from contention to contention, promising a dizzying and highly turbulent cinematic experience.


    "People who know what they want... they scare me."


    I'll be honest, I struggle to put into words the affecting nature of this film. There's this overbearing sense of desperation, misguided anger, and muted cry for help that add up to create an incredibly bleak…