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Well that was depressing. I checked this film out because I had recently watched Kontora by the same director. I’ve known of this film for a long time but for whatever reason it was just on my endless backlist of stuff to check out. So today I checked it out. It was good but holy shit you need to be in a certain mood for this one.
It’s interesting that this director is Indian because this film feels very Japanese.…
This is a stylistic artistic film that sets a mood and tone with its black and white visuals and haunting soundtrack. The story is pretty straightforward and easy to follow but it is doused in mystery and symbolism that will keep your eyes glued to the screen. The films title Kontora(written in katakana and Romanji verifying that it is indeed translated as Contra) gives some clues as to what this film is tackling. And the backwards walking man is an…
I don’t want to go into too much detail about this film due to its meta nature. The film itself cleverly dissects what exactly it is. I think the title is a wise decision. It’s a Summer Film! You don’t need to know much more before going into this.
On that note, I think this film would pair well with Linda Linda Linda or One Cut of the Dead for very good double features or film marathons.
No spoilers here. Still processing. What I can say is that Da 5 Bloods is a really good film. It’s a strange thing about Spike Lee joints that before hand you kind of know what to expect and don’t know what to expect simultaneously. This film is like that. It gives you a huge dose of what you expect from Spike Lee yet still manages catch you off guard with a unique story that hits you from so many angles.…