Sujei Lugo

children's librarian/Ph.D. candidate/film, comics & music lover/pop culture junkie/social justice follower/race & gender studies enthusiast

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  • Aya of Yop City

    Aya of Yop City

    ★★★★

    Got to love how the film was faithful to the graphic novel series' colorful aesthetic and the portrayal/social critique of their life in Yopougon, Côte d'Ivoire. The vintage live-action TV commercials and the music (one of my favorite soundtracks of the year) <3

    U.S. American comics/graphic novels should focus more on developing animated (true to their artwork) film adaptations instead of live-action ones.

  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    Werckmeister Harmonies

    ★★★★★

    One of the most stunning black & white contemporary films I've ever seen. From the extended tracking shots that captures real-time scenes to a score that makes you feel like shit in a good way. No matter if the "whale" or "the prince" are representations of external "entities" that disrupt social order, I have to see this film several times to really "read" that, this was a wonderful cinematic experience. There's no need for meaning or explanation to truly appreciate good filmmaking. The opening sequence? Wow... Ok. I'm done.