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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    100

    "They are nice because they are rich."

    Here we are, in a world where Parasite found its way through various award shows only for it to notch 4 Oscars to wrap it all up. We often like to disregard the Oscars as unimportant as long as we hold the films that mean something to us in high regard, Oscars or none. But it's indisputable that the Oscars are actually pretty damn important, especially for an industry that's often seen…

  • The King of Comedy

    The King of Comedy

    ★★★★★

    100

    “Better to be a king for a night than a schmuck for a lifetime.

    Martin Scorsese’s career is a rather illustrious one, no matter in which way you look at it. His impact on cinema is undeniable, and while many have correctly lauded The Irishman to be among of his greatest works, I might propose this one to be among of his greatest works as well. It doesn’t have the recognition like Goodfellas or Taxi Driver, yet I can’t help…

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  • Why Don't You Play in Hell?

    Why Don't You Play in Hell?

    ★★★★½

    89

    "Fuck Bombers forever!"

    I'm hoping to get into Japanese cinema, and more specifically, Sion Sono's works for the month of April. All I can say is that this completely owns from frame one to the last, never yielding with the insanity it wears on its sleeves.

    This film revolves a group of amateur filmmakers who wish to make an ultimate movie, meanwhile there's a yakuza war going on between Ikegami and Muto. Essentially, the said group of filmmakers come…

  • Princess Mononoke

    Princess Mononoke

    ★★★★½

    88

    "You cannot change fate. However, you can rise to meet it, if you so choose."

    Well, I expected a change of pace from Hayao Miyazaki this time around, and I got that in spades. In a contrast to his heartwarming films like Kiki's Delivery Service and My Neighbor Totoro, he opts for a far more edgier and mature storytelling, filled with violence yet he never veers away from his sense of wonder, strong vision as a storyteller and a…

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  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★★

    93

    "Rick fucking Dalton."

    Well, this is it. If Quentin Tarantino wanted to ride out into the sunset, he could do it now. Simultaneously going back to what catapulted him into fame with Pulp Fiction all the while this film is a throwback to classic Hollywood just as the Golden Era ended, it's both a love letter and a lamentation. Tarantino might as well have been building his entire career towards this, as he gets to delve deeply into what…

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    100


    An absolute nightmare yet a beautiful ode to women. Brilliant on multiple levels, Suspiria, I suspect, will get The Shining treatment. Mixed critically albeit with some glowing praise, The Shining eventually rose to the ranks with some of the best in horror cinema. Suspiria, mark my words, will get there. This film is special. Hypnotic, nightmarish, and just dazzling. 

    “Death to any other Mother.”