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  • Happy Together
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena
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  • The Northman

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  • Some Like It Hot

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  • The Headless Woman

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  • The Children's Hour

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  • Green Snake

    Green Snake

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    "let yourself fall into the mist.
    let all your passion out
    in this neverending spring rain"

    a magical journey of spellbinding and sprawling colour; an enchanting atmosphere created by stunning set design with an ethereal score; displays of transfixing kineticism seamlessly floating in appearance and deeply impactful in feeling; powers and transformation through incredibly expressive special effects.

    a quest for a place in the world, acceptance in assimilation and struggle for liberation; existence & identity misunderstood and vilified; the novelty ofโ€ฆ

  • Love in the Time of Twilight

    Love in the Time of Twilight

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    "love takes time, just like cooking vegetables."

    what starts out as a story of people trying to find their one true love with a comedic angle turns into a fantastical journey of unexpected proportions: a torrent of the surreal, bizarre and supernatural; an eclectic web of influences and tropes woven together in an intricate, unapologetically sincere and heartfelt fashion. wholly fascinating, incredibly fun, sweet, engrossing - unparalleled.

    // and this is where i wanna stop already. i almost feel likeโ€ฆ

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  • The Northman

    The Northman

    from an explosive and compelling start filled with energy and mysticism (novak, hawke, dafoe & bjรถrk!) to a meandering if ambitious middle with impressive scenes interspersed between a tiring stance of 'neutral recreation' - eggers walking the path of least resistance. maybe it wouldn't bother me so much if the ending didn't reaffirm so much of what rubs me the wrong way about this film. alas, i wish it was either more compact or larger in scale. anya & kidman's character deserved better.

  • Some Like It Hot

    Some Like It Hot

    sugar & daphne!!!! โ™ฅ

    // essay on the way it plays with gender, how it succeeds and where it falls short at a later date

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  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    "How come we never talk about women's pleasure or problems? If men had periods we'd hear about them all the time"

    This sentence uttered early into the movie followed up with a conversation about "mansplaining and womensplaining" should've alarmed me to the cis-centered, liberal feminist and uninformedly pandering bent of this film's politics. And of course, they don't remain the only instances as the film is ripe with shoe-horned references to the #MeToo movement to convey its faux-progressive, hollow 'girlbossiness'.โ€ฆ

  • Titane

    Titane

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    CW: self-harm, violence, r*pe threats, queerphobia, abuse

    Disclaimer: I refer to the protagonist as Alexia because that's the name chosen in the end.

    Titane has garnered a reputation as a film who throws at lot of shocking things at the viewer - it's touted as provocative and transgressive. And how could it not be? It starts off with the car incident who shaped our protagonist. Time skip, and et voilรก, we follow them as a grown-up performing at a sexuallyโ€ฆ