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  • Kids Return
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  • Diary of Yunbogi

  • Wild Strawberries

    ★★★

  • Cemetery Man

    ★★★

  • Stage Fright

    ★★★

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  • Homecoming

    Homecoming

    ★★★★

    Indelible images of delicate emotions, replete with lyrical and poetic significance. The nostalgic reverence of a hometown is embodied by the acts of wandering and returning, in leaving home and going home. There is a comforting sense of sadness in the pastoral imagery - can one truly escape from the materialistic life of an urbanized reality, all so they can retreat to a romanticized memory of the past? The film provides answers with on-screen tangible experiences. You can feel the…

  • Prisoners of the Ghostland

    Prisoners of the Ghostland

    Reprehensible. Yet another film that came out recently that also happens to be the cinematic equivalent of textbook orientalism, except Sion Sono directed it, which makes it even worse 🤦‍♂️ Sono is a skilled craftsman who has a keen eye for vivid colors and compositions. But his films haven't moderated anything profound beyond facile discourse on (sexual/gender) politics or any serious topic for that matter. At best, his films have some fun scenes here and there. At worst, his films…

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  • Diary of Yunbogi

    Diary of Yunbogi

    "I know why a hungry thing digs the earth for seemingly no reason, from what I heard about my father’s days in the mountain. Why hungry dogs or wolves or horses aimlessly use their front legs to rake the earth. They have already forgotten how famished they are, but they realize that if they don’t move, they are not alive. I heard many times my father’s story of how he was the only one of three who came down with…

  • Stage Fright

    Stage Fright

    I mean I would go insane too if I was locked inside a building full of Italian (British?) theater kids.

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  • Cowboy Bebop

    Cowboy Bebop

    letterboxd: *eventually removes cowboy bebop*

    me: see you space cowboy...

  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    Chapter 1: Am I The Asshole For Challenging My Best Friend To Trial By Combat? So me (51M) and my wife (19F) have been happily married for many years, but she told me my best friend (37M) was bothering her or something while I was away for work. To be perfectly honest I wasn't really paying attention to what she was saying. I didn't think it was a big deal so I told her to go make me a sandwich.…