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  • Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai!
  • Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • Casting Blossoms to the Sky
  • BAD FILM

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  • The Color of Pomegranates

  • If You Were Me

  • AHO-GIRL

  • His Motorbike, Her Island

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  • A Piece of Phantasmagoria

    A Piece of Phantasmagoria

    Reality as a product of cinema. Everything we know is reflected onto through the artwork of mankind. Existentialism not to connect with its audience nor provide insight into the unknown, but to inspire. Dreams made with the purpose of expanding our horizons beyond what may be visible to the human mind. A peace lying in universes which surpass our needlessly cramped three-dimensional space. Crudely drawn, yet infinite in its coverage. Tamura's expanded version of the Glassy Ocean segment had me…

  • April Story

    April Story

    Personally, I love those little barriers that let you know you're watching a movie. The French new wave kickstarted an age of meta, utilizing fourth-wall breaks and weaving the filmmaking directly into the narrative. Faster editing and more complex camerawork were involved, making the viewer more impressed with the film itself rather than its actual contents. Not to say that this can't be taken too far (Jean-Luc Godard's recent Film Socialisme is pretty much one big barrier and also a…

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  • The Color of Pomegranates

    The Color of Pomegranates

    Wasn't too into this for the first half, but it really clicked with me during the second. Wonderful imagery and a beautiful structure that supremely encourages highly personal interpretations from viewers. Not familiar with Sayat-Nova at all (nor do I have the slightest bit of knowledge about Armenian culture) and I'd imagine I'd get even more out of it having read some of his work, but sadly this isn't quite as powerful as Schrader's Mishima which actually got me into the titular writer's poetry.

  • AHO-GIRL

    AHO-GIRL

    I may or may not have obtained a brain aneurysm.

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  • Death to 2021

    Death to 2021

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  • Capybara Walking

    Capybara Walking

    Whereas Capybara Walking used to be just another Eadweard Muybridge film created for the sake of simply utilizing the medium at all, it has now become something far greater. These thirty seconds are no longer just another early clip of a bygone era; a short piece looked at as little more than unremarkable. It's a representation of our current humor in this age of social media. It portrays an appreciation achieved through exhaustion turned comedy. The simplistic yet absurd purity…