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  • Le Cercle Rouge
  • Vikram
  • High School II
  • A Woman Crying in Spring

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  • Passing Strangers

    ★★★½

  • Jailhouse Rock

    ★★

  • Phoenix the Ninja

    ★★★

  • Matching Escort

    ★★★½

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  • Passing Strangers

    Passing Strangers

    ★★★½

    Not sure there's a more aching image in cinema than that of Robert Adams alone in his room as he ejaculates over his stomach, looking vacant with a post-climax cigarette as he wonders why this is a sensation he can't share with another. So much of the opening half shares this disconnect between one's own identity and the liberation of being able to physically live it, experiencing romance through notation, sex through the projection flickering back upon the eyes, and…

  • Jailhouse Rock

    Jailhouse Rock

    ★★

    A film where Elvis kills a man, learns the cigarette economy of the prison system, and is then inspired to chase dreams of stardom thanks to some incredibly specific fan mail written by a fifteen year old girl wishing to inform him of her bust size - it is no exaggeration to suggest that the shot of Elvis pressing this letter into his face lying enamoured on his bed has substantially more passion, more feeling, more literally anything than the…

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  • BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky

    BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky

    Which is worse? Sitting through 79 minutes of disgusting trash ephemera that positions an industry of abuse and degradation as a dignified act of hard work? Or that said trash is about a clone of 2NE1 that achieved 100x the success at 1/100th the quality?

    Turns out both are pretty shit!

  • Rapado

    Rapado

    ★★★★

    There's a suggestion early on in Rapado that a young man, who has just had his bike stolen, is about to have his entire life changed. After all, he used that bike to go everywhere. Except this isn't true. Life isn't going to change at all. Being able to go anywhere and everywhere means nothing when your presence is needless. Why loiter at the arcade when it's expensive and it burns your eyes? Why deal in currency when most of…