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  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • Himizu
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Possession

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  • 9 Lives of a Wet Pussycat

    ★★½

  • Ears, Eyes and Throats: Restored Classic and Lost Punk Films 1976-1981

    ★★★½

  • The Haunted World of El Superbeasto

    ★½

  • Color Me Blood Red

    ★★★½

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  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    ★★★★★

    Longing for a purpose, a reason, to uphold ideologies that he only understands through their stereotypes. Imperialism as an aesthetic, for the sake of what, times of old that he so desperately earns for, yet has never lived through. Self-exoticism, he is in a lack of better words, a Japanophile, in the same way that all nationalists don’t love their country, but fetishise it. He longs so desperately to do something significant, to create radical social change. It is impossible…

  • What Is a Woman?

    What Is a Woman?

    ½

    Gender is a social construct. It is a phrase that has been oft repeated, and will continue to be repeated until people fucking listen to it. Walsh’s attempts to narrow it down to mere, biological fact is inherently misguided, and it is proven through his contradictions. He describes the role of being a father in the beginning, and that what he has is a wife, 2 sons, and 2 daughters, drawing attention to the fact that these are gendered roles,…

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  • 9 Lives of a Wet Pussycat

    9 Lives of a Wet Pussycat

    ★★½

    Gloriously counter-culture in its approach, this is so clearly the work of an auteur, because even if he has not yet found his voice, this is most certainly the film from a man with an artistic vision. Its execution is spectacular, managing to weave together different scenes with a strange ferocity and morbid sense of comedy, which is impressive as there is so little to work with. Because, this is Ferrara's porno, it's known as such, because that's what it…

  • Ears, Eyes and Throats: Restored Classic and Lost Punk Films 1976-1981

    Ears, Eyes and Throats: Restored Classic and Lost Punk Films 1976-1981

    ★★★½

    An entire era, brought to the screen through its art. To watch 'Ears, Eyes and Throats' is to voluntarily subject yourself to a hundred minutes of a bait and switch between bliss and torture, where we achieve the tranquility of this music, yet to achieve this in its purest form, which this film most certainly does, one must plummet to the darkest depths of the world at the time, for only then does it make sense what these tracks are…

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  • All Too Well: The Short Film

    All Too Well: The Short Film

    ½

    A perfume ad for the A24 crowd. Ever since 'Miss Americana' made her relevant again, Swift has been plaguing the film world with her godawful vanity projects that are disguised as reflections from a down to earth woman, when they really only serve the purpose of exaggerating how distanced she really is from everybody else. I will be honest, I cannot stand Swift as a singer, not that she is bad, but I just find any mainstream folk singer inherently…

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★½

    Visually stunning, if ultimately inhuman, it is impossible to criticise Eggers’ latest venture for a lack of ambition, this is clearly a work bursting with artistic integrity, yet at the same time, it is also disappointingly safe. Images are bold, pushing the boundaries of what can be captured on film, yet at the same time, they ring hollow, pretences to distract from the pulpier essence of the narrative. ‘The Northman’ is strangely similar to ‘Midsommar,’ not simply as they are…