Favorite films

  • Right Now, Wrong Then
  • Level Five
  • The Meetings of Anna
  • History Is Made at Night

Recent activity

  • The Age of Innocence

  • The Tree of Life

  • Fireworks

  • Typhoon Club

Recent reviews

  • Typhoon Club

    Typhoon Club

    shinji somai really gets it

  • Kashima Paradise

    Kashima Paradise

    made for an obviously great pairing with heta village. really enjoyed how this established the centrality of kashima’s manufacturing industry and the failure of the peasant/left movement before juxtaposing it to the success of narita’s resistance to japans burgeoning logistics industry. 

    the focus on giri / gifting was interesting. while I was initially put off by what seemed to be a simplistic “look at the crazy stuff they do in the japanese countryside.” it ultimately seemed to rather function as an example of the ways in which pre-capitalist rituals become subsumed and spread across different stratifications of society into technologies of debt. 

    good movie 👍

Popular reviews

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    Top Gun: Maverick


    Movies are back baby!!

  • Heat


    shootout on lax runway… you could get away with anything pre-9/11