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  • Following

    Following

    ★★★½

    A film that seems to draw inspiration from the Dogme 95 film movement just a few years prior, Following is a brilliant experience stripped down to its bare foundation. Free from any notions of spectacle, the narrative at hand is one that truly exemplifies the sheer storytelling ability of the filmmaker.

    Though admittedly rough around the edges, not only from a technical standpoint, Nolan's debut still remains an important work of art when studying the roots of perhaps Hollywood's greatest…

  • Blindspotting

    Blindspotting

    ★★★

    In 2018, the city of Oakland produced a truly bold cinematic statement. A cinematic statement bursting with energy from a greenhorn filmmaker, examining race and identity with an approach to filmmaking that dares to break and reshape tone and genre.

    It also made Blindspotting.

    I don't necessarily hate the film. Its narrative certainly extends beyond something expected and cliched, and the actual presentation of the narrative does intrigue, with brilliant performances from the two leads as well as un urbanized…

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  • Crazy Rich Asians

    Crazy Rich Asians

    Prior to Crazy Rich Asians, Jon M. Chu has never made a good movie. After Crazy Rich Asians, Jon M. Chu still hasn't made a good movie.

    As a Singaporean, I do find it rather humbling to see places I know, slangs I use and actors I'm familiar with on a major Hollywood production. With that being said, it really disheartens me knowing that its for a film like this. Crazy Rich Asians is an abomination not only as a…

  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★★★

    If Lee Chang-Dong continues to make films like this, straying far away from any conventions pre-established by his repertoire or that of his contemporaries, he may very well earn a place among the greats of modern cinema. Burning is a film that deserved all the recognition it got, from its universal acclaim to its reputation at Cannes, and it deserves so much more.

    I'm not going to pretend I have an understanding of Haruki Murakami when speaking about this film's…