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  • In the Mood for Love
  • The Mission
  • Sonatine
  • Kamen Rider Saber: Trio of Deep Sin

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  • Lulu the Movie

  • Grass

    ★★★

  • Seance of the Past

  • The Forgotten Imperial Army

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  • Kamen Rider vs. Shocker

    Kamen Rider vs. Shocker

    ★★★★½

    recently restored (i think), you can now watch ichigo & nigo kill shockers/kaijins in glorious high fidelity in their very own movie

    insanely kinetic and energetic. interesting how this is prototypical of most modern kamen rider crossover films, including the good ol' quarry where multiple kaijin convene to get their asses kicked by whatever titular rider heading their show at the time.

  • Blue Period

    Blue Period

    ★★★★★

    a rare 'long' review from yours truly

    art & design has always been a burning passion for me - but much like yatora, the only path i had was one that i had to work for with immense effort to get into. wealth was not a boon i could fall back on, should i have failed to do so - and the yearning desire to pursue what you love through any means possible kept that flame alive for me.

    but it…

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  • Lulu the Movie

    Lulu the Movie

    auteur comedy

  • Kamen Rider: Beyond Generations

    Kamen Rider: Beyond Generations

    ★★★½

    this is one of the tamest kamen rider anniversary/cross-over films ever - there is no giant clusterfuck in its final 20 minutes or anything remotely even close to one other than the usual big monster killing finish, and i guess that would have helped if the interactions had been better written? it just feels rather small scale for what its premise promises, though its acceptable enough for what it tried to go for

    at least xross saber had a worthy appearance in this one, probably one of the most hypest final forms ever

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  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    ★★★★★

    and what you receive is joy - for preserving against despair, and everything seems slightly more worth it through all that pain and suffering

    this is what happiness is, and i'm glad to have seen this franchise to the very end (until the next time, anno!)

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★

    i really, really wanted to like this more... but fuck

    replicating anything asian in terms of action is already tough work - and i am saddened to report that there is close to nothing in this film in terms of action that rivals even a shred of creativity you can find in a good old hong kong genre film from years before. that itself is fine if the narrative was interesting - but it is solely carried mostly by tony…