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  • Louder Than Bombs

    Louder Than Bombs

    ★★★★½

    When you work with film and aren't a filmmaker, you still think a lot about the way to shoot things. How you would shoot someone waking up from a nice dream. A couple in love fondling each other. An argument in which someone gets hurts emotionally. Someone getting a cup of coffee somewhere.

    Most times when you see a movie you don't think much about, you know, how they filmed it and how you'd have done. Until you watch something…

  • The Whispering Star

    The Whispering Star

    ★★★★★

    Imagine Kubrick directing something like "Eraserhead meets Stalker" and you get Shion Sono's The Whispering Star.

    Machines have taken over the galaxy. Humans are now scarce and wander throughout space, usually taking refuge on abandoned planets. The film follows a cyborg who delivers packages to them.

    It's a minimalist film. The black and white and absence of outer sounds emphasize that. During 90% of the movie, the only sound you can hear (other than the cyborg's and its spaceship AI's…