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  • The Elephant Man

    The Elephant Man

    ★★★★½

    I know I’ve seen many say that The Elephant Man is the least Lynchian film from David Lynch. Honestly, I don’t know where I’d put it on a sliding scale of most-to-least Lynchian in his filmography, but The Elephant Man isn’t lacking in attributes that make it Lynchian. Eraserhead introduced Lynch to the world, and formed the basis of “Lynchian”. Yet, that’s only half of it. The Elephant Man introduced the world to the second half of the equation: the humanization. People are…

  • Speed Racer

    Speed Racer

    ★★★★★

    Why isn't this out on 4k yet? I haven't revisited this hyper-saturated kaleidoscope since I wrote, specifically, on how transitions are used in Speed Racer while I was in school. Albeit, I probably watched it 20-25 times in a month's span back then, so I've been covered on my watch quota since. I'm going to paste a small section from my paper about the creation of the distinct look of the film, and then the larger section on the Grand…

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  • Executioners

    Executioners

    ★★★★

    How do you follow the delirious superhero firework that is The Hidden Trio? You keep the core of the last film - Maggie Cheung, Anita Mui, Michelle Yeoh, Anthony Wong, Damian Lau - then have Johnnie To return at the helm. Of course, it's not just a simple runback, that'd be boring. This is where Executioners amps up the bounty and earns it's keep. Doubling, no, tripling down on the absurd, while staying serious and bleak. Executioners takes place after…

  • The Heroic Trio

    The Heroic Trio

    ★★★★½

    Johnnie To is one of the best directors to have at the helm when a movie is only limited by how creative everything can get. To makes movies by throwing in as much awesome shit as possible, and The Heroic Trio is bursting at the seams with awesome shit. Absolutely bananas and overflowing with some of the wildest fun HK cinema ever put on the big screen.

    Maggie Cheung, Anita Mui, and Michelle Yeoh are goofy, hilarious, breathtaking, sexy, badass,…

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  • Green Snake

    Green Snake

    ★★★★★

    A horny fever dream that's more magical than I ever could have imagined. Instantly a favorite wuxia alongside King Hu's work. Tsui Hark's visual mastery, the enrapturing score, Maggie Cheung and Joey Wong! Green Snake is a cauldron of steaming greens, blues, purples, reds, oranges, and pinks shrouded in a mystic haze. Tsui Hark cloaks moments of true cinema magic with this phantasmagoric shroud and creates an experience unlike anything else.

    I'm lucky enough to have blind bought a region…

  • Ashes of Time

    Ashes of Time

    ★★★

    No thoughts (I don't know what happened), just vibes (everything was gorgeous)