Celluloid Cabbage

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Favorite films

  • In the Mood for Love
  • Parasite
  • Ponyo
  • Madeline's Madeline

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  • Samurai Rebellion

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★½

  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    ★★★★

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  • Sicario

    Sicario

    ★★★★

    "Nothing will make sense to your American ears. But in the end, you will understand."

    Set in the hauntingly forsaken desert towns around the U.S.-Mexico border, Sicario is reminiscent of the rattlesnakes that populate that area. It waits for the night to settle then slowly unravels itself, changing from an intriguing mass of incoherent patterns into the full fledged terror it is, all to the tune of a steady, terrifying sound. You can only sit back and wait in dreadful anticipation as it rears back to strike.

    Then it does.

  • Spectre

    Spectre

    ★★

    "You're a kite dancing in a hurricane."

    This ominous quote from the slithering Mr. White, who's somehow managed to survive three of these films in a villainous capacity, to Mr. Bond quite accurately and probably unintentionally how I felt watching this latest 007 movie. Before you enter the storm, you get a sense of dread and anticipation but once you're actually in the thick of it, you're simply overwhelmed by the twisting and turning and general chaos that transpires.

    Opening…

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  • Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks

    Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks

    There is absolutely no rhyme or reason to how this documentary had been assembled but it was clearly made with a lot of love for the kung fu genre. It's interest in tracing the history of this art form gets a little lost amidst all the tangents it takes along the way but this ultimately ends up being its strength: showing how the influence of kung fu films have permeated various other subcultures and countries. Often entertaining and never lacking in energy.

  • RRR

    RRR

    Watched with a full house at the Music Box Theater

    An absolutely euphoric cinematic experience. Never has a movie theater felt more alive in my time on this earth.

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  • Blackfish

    Blackfish

    ★★★★½

    Fucking humans

  • Black Swan

    Black Swan

    ★★★★

    "The only person standing in your way is you." - Thomas Leroy

    A dark, intense psychological thriller that's occasionally scary (and kinky), Black Swan is basically the definition of disturbing. Here we have a lovely ballet dancer who wins the role of the White and Black Swans in a production of Swan Lake. Which would be all fine and dandy if aforementioned dancer didn't have some serious psychological issues. I had a harder time telling what was real or not…