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  • An Elephant Sitting Still

    An Elephant Sitting Still

    ★★★★★

    Frozen in a suicidal landscape of concrete and fog. A bleak lamentation on joyless mundanity amidst a purgatory of pessimism and pain. The day to day neverending liaison with loneliness. "Life is agony" mutters the schoolboy but that's nothing profound. It's the reality here. It's the reality of all those left behind in a state of limbo whilst the rest of the country marches forward. Those you can dub as the fragmented people. Those in the static fringe where the…

  • Suzhou River

    Suzhou River

    ★★★★★

    Much like the opening sequence, I found myself drifting through the film as if i was a passenger on the boat. Enveloped by a myriad of emotions and in a constant state of observation at all the transient and ephemeral moments of love, loneliness and tragedy unfolding in front of me, all amidst the backdrop of a far slower societal change. There's hue's of Kar-Wai here, the dream-like quality, except it's a portrait of the grittier side of Shanghai at the…

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  • Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    ★★★½

    A tremendous unsubtle assault on capitalism and other socio-economic grievances in a dystopian fever dream which feels as eclectic as it does refreshing. I’d be hard pressed to find a film from these past few years which exudes the type of energy that this does. Hilarious and bizarre in equal measure with a third act that made me choke. Must have been all of that equisapien peen.

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★★

    Defibrillating this treasured franchise which was long my favourite during my adolescence after the sheer incompetence of Whedon’s soulless rendition of this Justice League film seemed like an impossibly seismic task even minutes before I finally hit the play button. Yet Justice was finally served. Infinitely superior to the prior version which remains the most boring and most excruciatingly drab theatre experience I’ve ever had, it fills me with sheer joy that expressing any semblance of optimism for what this…

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  • Goldman v Silverman

    Goldman v Silverman

    ★★★

    low iq - cool short about two new york street performers hustling over a corner block

    high iq - sandler's goldman is a metaphor for the oscars and him telling silverman to fuck off is basically the fucking bullshit that was handed to uncut gems in what was a clear snub, how the fuck wasn't sandler nominated for best lead

  • Berserk

    Berserk

    ★★★★★

    No idea why this is on here. It's a single season so that probably fits the parameter of what LB considers a 'mini-series' but that's irrelevant.

    I'm not complaining.

    The Berserk manga is one of the finest pieces of fiction I've ever read in my life. An existential nightmare which explores the very essence of human nature in a dark and grizzly world full of it's own charm and beauty. 

    This 1997 series is the best visual adaptation we have. A…