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  • Almost Human

    Almost Human

    ★½

    This mixture of classic sci-fi and horror topics oscillates casually between nonsensical banality and gross out moments. Logic is nowhere to be found; just imagine, aliens so dumb they make mankind look like the intelligent life form. And on top of everything, all characters are boring and have ugly haircuts. What have I done in my previous life to deserve this?

  • Woman in Chains

    Woman in Chains

    ★★★★

    Turns out Clouzot transformed in the end into Godard and decided, La Prisonnière was so perfect he never wanted to make a film again. Take that Godard-haters!

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  • Five Element Ninjas

    Five Element Ninjas

    ★★★★½

    Nothing I can add that hasn't been said already. Beautifully structured and an aesthetic tour de force, Five Element Ninjas shows that Chang Cheh's still got it even at the end of his career.

    Instead of a review just an observation - has CC seen Star Wars (1977) and used it as an inspiration? A training session with blindfolded students, just relying on their instincts. Enemies cut in half by swords, but their bodies disappear into thin air and only their clothes remain. If these elements are really borrowed from Lucas, then they are smoothly integrated into this magnificent film.

  • Her

    Her

    ★½

    Just seen a veeery long mobile phone infomercial. Probably for Apple Inc. products, since it included Siri. But this is difficult to distinguish - all those telecommunication commercials have the same aesthetics. Lonely people in oversaturated or high key pictures pretend that they "communicate" with each other, but it is obvious that they don't have anything to say.

    After a while I noticed that it was not a commercial. Instead, I watched a Spike Jonze film, in which Joaquin Phoenix…