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  • Drifting
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  • Throne of Capricorn

    ★★★★

  • My Neighbors the Yamadas

    ★★★★½

  • Skinny Tiger, Fatty Dragon

    ★★★★

  • Irreversible

    ★★★★★

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  • Throne of Capricorn

    Throne of Capricorn

    ★★★★

    An absolutely stunner of a debut, packed to the brim with beautiful cinematography and film techniques that brought to mind the likes of Robert Bresson. Also, that music (minus a couple of moments where I was offput) absolutely hits you in the soup every time it begins to play. Very thought-provoking and meaningful cinema. A filmmaking giant's beginnings.

  • My Neighbors the Yamadas

    My Neighbors the Yamadas

    ★★★★½

    Takahata Gang rise up!

    Honestly this is one of the most beautiful portrayals of a modern family that I can think of. So true to life... and the art style is truly something else. Definitely a prototypal blue print of what Takahata and company would use to perfection with A Tale of Princess Kaguya, the director's masterful swansong.

    The Yamadas is a film I feel like I've grown to appreciate the older I've gotten, especially since starting a family of…

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  • An Elephant Sitting Still

    An Elephant Sitting Still

    ★★★★★

    One of the finest films of 2018. An utter punch to the gut that a soul like his vanished so suddenly. An artist whom inspires with only a single feature under his belt.

    Hu Bo will never leave my mind. Such a shame he ended it all. As Bela Tarr said in a letter he wrote on Hu Bo, he wishes someone could've protected him.

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    The aforementioned Béla Tarr, whom wrote this letter to an…

  • Days

    Days

    ★★★★½

    Days ( 日子) - 2020

    dir. Tsai Ming-liang

    Country: Thailand

    Director Tsai Ming-liang leaves his usual Taiwanese setting to capture the streets of Bangkok, Thailand in this extremely quiet but emotionally poignant tale of two men whose mundane day to day lives intertwine with an emboldened spark of romance one night, which I wish not spoil the hereafter of the event in this small review.

    The minimalist nature of Tsai's work is taken to a whole other level here as…