• Tokyo Fist

    Tokyo Fist

    ★★★★½

    A chaotic and surreal nightmare rollercoaster into the inner depths of insanity and despair that uses rage and physical violence as a transformative force.

    The visceral film captures the speed, alienation and dissary of city life. The excessive nature of the film fits perfectly with the frenetic pacing, style, editing and most importantly it's themes. Breaking free from sterile modernity and anxious insecurity; developing self awareness and liberation through pain, mutilation and suffering. It's the embodiment of philosophical masochism.

    Despite…

  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★

    What's going on?

    ◎ It's annoying or not interested
    ◉ I'm in this photo and I don't like it
    ◎ I think it shouldn't be on Letterboxd
    ◎ It's spam

  • Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2

    ★★★★½

    "Now this is cinema"
    - Martin Scorsese

    "When Martin Scorsese says that the Marvel pictures are not cinema, he’s right because we expect to learn something from cinema, we expect to gain something, some enlightenment, some knowledge, some inspiration. That's why these film will never be real cinema unlike Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy"
    - Francis Ford Coppola

    "It’s painful to watch Marvel films that aren't Spider-Man 2"
    - Lucrecia Martel

    "Films used to be about challenging, emotional journeys or moral…

  • All Too Well: The Short Film

    All Too Well: The Short Film

    jake gyllenhaal on suicide watch

  • Dune

    Dune

    If I had to describe this film with one word it would be ‘SAFE’

    SAFE in its visual presentation

    SAFE in its narrative structure

    SAFE in its approach in adapting the source material

    SAFE in its casting

    SAFE in its use of exposition and world building

    Denis Villeneuve’s visual presentation is the movie equivalent of white bread. It is so bland and noncommittal that it can offend basically no-one, and anyone can see it and feel included regardless of whether…

  • Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    ★★★★½

    Memories of Murder is a powerful portrait of human fallibility centred on a real-life series of unsolved murders in a country town in the 1980s. The film surrounds itself with vast, mundane pastures of grass, conflicting witness statements and clues that seemingly lead nowhere. By turns darkly humorous and horrifying as the film steadily builds with a surging intensity.

    Based on the true story of South Korea’s first serial killer, it follows three detectives as they set out to investigate…

  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    Watching Black Widow and so far it has nothing to do with Scarlett Johannson's struggle as a single black woman??? I'm confused.

  • Mayhem

    Mayhem

    ★★★½

    fuck bureaucratic corparate capitalism: the movie

  • Army of the Dead

    Army of the Dead

    So you're telling me Netflix just released the full director's cut of this film, and me and the boys didn't have to start a social media campaign so we could see our lord and savior Zackary Edward Snyder's complete intended glorious vision.

    Netflix has firmly established itself as powerful entity outside of the traditional television network and these last few years they have being working on doing the same with the Hollywood film studio system. Netflix's production structure doesn't conform…

  • Nobody

    Nobody

    ★★★

    For people who want to watch John Wick again, but don't actually want to watch John Wick again.

  • Another Woman

    Another Woman

    ★★★

    Allen’s late ’80s-early 90s period is his golden-brown period, insofar as it seems to be an autumnal detour, more dramatic and generally focusing on female protagonists in distress, with recurring themes of infidelity and unhappy marriage. Another one of Allen’s homages to his idol, Ingmar Bergman, Another Woman takes the thematic skeleton of the Swedish director’s 1957 masterpiece, Wild Strawberries, as the template for an exquisite meditation on empathy, aging and regret.

    Gena Rowlands plays Marion Post, a successful philosophy…

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    I was 45 minutes into Justice League before I realized it wasn't the Zack Snyder cut(I don't watch trailers, they spoil too much of the plot). I dumped my bucket of popcorn and jumbo soda onto the ground, wiped my hands on my shirt and yelled,

    "THIS FUCKING SUCKS!"

    Three guys in the theater stood up and applauded me as I stormed out. Since this was at 1 PM on a Thursday, all I could find was a lone 19…