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  • Antiporno

    Antiporno

    ★★★★

    A high school girl goes to an audition for a porno movie and says "Here's my naked body, make it porno". That's everything right there.

    This is crazy, fun, creepy, contradictory, brilliant, Sono exploitation. He just tosses this stuff off. He gets women to run around naked and give speeches about how deplorable it is to ask women to run around naked. He has them scream that the world men have given them is shit; but women cannot master freedom.…

  • The Uninvited

    The Uninvited

    ★★★★

    Even better and more complex the second time around. This is a slow burner with all kinds of typical Korean psycho-ambiguity. Two great kills in this film. Squirmy good. But it's not a horror movie. Nice commentary on religion. An anecdote I enjoyed: After a period of drought a religious group prays for rain but no one brings an umbrella.

    Gianna is good except for one scene. Good look to the film overall. If you do slow burners give this neglected gem a shot. We're discussing it here

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  • Our Little Sister

    Our Little Sister

    ★★★★★

    I applaud Koreeda for exploring "nice". It's got to be one of the greater challenges a filmmaker faces.

  • Maborosi

    Maborosi

    ★★★★★

    There is no vanity in this film. It's all bare naked emotion and gorgeous photography. The whole thing is more like a painting than a narrative film. The camera hardly moves. People don't say much and plot isn't really part of the equation. Despair and inconsolable suffering are clearly shown. Koreeda's passion is exploring light and color and composition, and in exploring the themes of loss, death, and the nature of the soul. Yes, that's a polite way of saying…