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  • Cure
  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • Mulholland Drive

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  • Suzaku

    ★★★★

  • Don't Look Up

    ★★½

  • Milestone

    ★★★★

  • The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★

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  • Suzaku

    Suzaku

    ★★★★

    One of Naomi Kawase's first feature films is my introduction to her feature filmography yet having watched her short documentaries, I was pretty confident that Suzaku will be a passionate exploration of familial bonds, loss, grief and consolation. There is a touch of her documentaries about her family that can be found in Suzaku, as Naomi mostly uses non actors of the locality for most of the major roles while often directing away from the main storyline into the complete…

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ★★½

    Not as clever as it thinks it is. Don't Look Up could have been a really great Satire if only it hadn't felt like it was coming from a morally superior place, looking down on most people. I think that in order to make a good satire, you should atleast find something funny about the completely hilarious absurdity of governments. The Fireman's Ball and Dr. Strangelove get it right in my opinion. Also Fight Club, but that film mocks a whole lot of people including those who love it.

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  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★

    I don't think that I can call this film a romantic comedy, or a tragic comedy or a romance drama or pin it down to a certain class of films and that is the most beautiful part about the experience of The Worst Person in The World. At times, it grips on the harsh understandings and realities that are only inevitable for any person in today's world of immense pressure of expectations, of other people and of one's own self…

  • Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas

    ★★★★★

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

    It's always an interesting experience, to watch a life fall, make up and rise again, before you in just 150 minutes. Paris, Texas is the pinnacle of this experience, for me. Even though on my first watch i had my questions, nothing could come near as to topple the emotional strength of this film. The mixture of heartbreaks and reconciliation has never been more pure and emotionally empowered.

    You may question the practicality of the film and it's protagonists paths.…