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  • Another Round

    Another Round

    ★★★★½

    An examination of midlife crisis that's able to tap into the collective trauma the world has experienced due to the domesticated isolation we've had to endure over the course of a global pandemic. An intoxicatingly mesmerizing exploration of the blissful highs and soul crushing lows that encapsulates the core humanistic aspects of life. It's equal parts engrossing as it is life-affirming.

    TRANSLATION: It's good. It's really fucking good.

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★

    it's quite ironic that a movie called soul ends up being surprisingly soulless

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  • Antiporno

    Antiporno

    ★★★★

    Antiporno explores female identity and sexual oppression in true Sono fashion. But it isn't the only film of his to do so. His psychosexual nightmare Guilty of Romance and surreal film Tag similarly tackle these themes. These three films could be seen as Sono's "woman of contemporary Japan" series with the exploration of the female condition at its core.

    Antiporno is part of Nikkatsu's Roman Porno Reboot, a project set up to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the genre that…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I would just like to say that I gain no pleasure from having the contrarian opinion. I mostly go into every film with an open mind and and an optimistic view of enjoyment. So now onto the movie then.

    I know I just said I go in with an open mind, but by God what the hell was that monstrosity of an opening. It makes Step Up look like a masterpiece. Filmed in one take for what reason? It adds…