Ashley Guo

“The word linkage reminds me of sausage.”

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  • Tokyo Sonata

    Tokyo Sonata

    ★★★★★

    - I naively expected this movie to follow a fairly straightforward tradition along the lines of Ozu-Kore-eda. But boy does it crescendo like no other and even flirts with slight surrealism.

    - There are some absolutely breathtaking lighting choices. In particular when the beach at night traverses the screen with strong slivers of distant waves, and when Megumi takes a deep inhale the morning as the sunrise lights up her face with an unapologetically bright glow.

    - The scene where Sasaki…

  • Enola Holmes

    Enola Holmes

    ★★½

    Sherlock is too.... uhhh.... traditionally handsome to be believable?

    Anyway, appreciate the enthusiastically delivered wholesome message and probably won’t ever think of this movie again.

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  • The Flower of My Secret

    The Flower of My Secret

    ★★★

    From a young age, Almodóvar’s movies taught me that you can still have an impeccable wardrobe when your life is falling apart.

  • Still Life

    Still Life

    ★★★★★

    As a group of archeologists excavate an ancient tomb, laborers demolish buildings to make room for the Three Gorges Dam. It’s not all just a simple affair that can be reduced to “Out with the old, in with the new."

    More and more, I realize that Jia Zhangke exposes me to a China that I’m unfamiliar with. And I think it’s such a pity that most people like myself who came from the Chinese metropolis don’t get to see these…