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  • The Master
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • Ping Pong the Animation

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  • Tea and Sympathy

    ★★★★½

  • Kung Fu Hustle

    ★★★½

  • The Master

    ★★★★★

  • Back Beyond

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  • Tea and Sympathy

    Tea and Sympathy

    ★★★★½

    Kinda amazing. Wonderfully complex in its emotions—brutal at times. Also, just really forward thinking, to the point it felt like it was made today within the style of a 50’s melodrama. Loved it

  • Kung Fu Hustle

    Kung Fu Hustle

    ★★★½

    7-8

    Well that was wild. Totally unapologetically bonkers. Acknowledges writing structures and story elements but at the same time says “nah.” It ends up being kinda plotless which hurts it a little, but not nearly enough to be not-crazy cool and nuts. 

    Watched for Donavan

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  • La Ciénaga

    La Ciénaga

    ★★★★

    Phantom Thread: *Butters toast*

    La Cienaga: “Oh yeah?” *Drags chairs*

  • Mind Game

    Mind Game

    ★★★★★

    A mid-life crisis movie for twenty-something’s. Finding life moves faster than ever expected, even with so much ahead, Nishi feels like so much has already been wasted. With the imminent possibility of death he reflects on his passivity and decides to live life to the fullest, only to be completely separated from everything that makes life—life. 

    Through this added and excruciatingly physical separation from society, learning only through radio—watching life but not experiencing it—the push towards the enjoyment and appreciation…