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  • Akitsu Springs

  • Amour

    ½

  • Four Nights of a Dreamer

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ½

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  • Akitsu Springs

    Akitsu Springs

    That fateful day of the calamitous summer of '45 lingers like a hideous nightmare not only in collective memory of a nation, but also as an intimate trauma of the individuals who lived through it: a day when the Japanese halted and cried out of desperation, knowing that their country stood in ruin, never again to be as it was before. The love of Shinko and Kawamoto, obsolete before it had begun, becomes thus a memory of a lost world,…

  • Amour

    Amour

    The world's most immature 70-year-old is half a century too late to discover the physical implications of dying, and the cinematic community is immediately regaled with this carcinogenic pile of medical waste which presents the viewer with the „heartbreak of filth“ in a cockatil of austere style, bourgeois family drama and a grim, naturalist depiction of death. Only instead of austere style there is only a slick and sterile prolonged gaze upon nothing (so tiresome in recent cinema); family drama…

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  • Come and See

    Come and See

    Politically servile atrocity propaganda which appeals to midwits, in a diarrhea of arthouse posturings which appeal to absolutely no one. It caters to the sensibility of poseur critics, but remains an abomination to the medium and a litmus test of basic cinematic taste.

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    Propelled by outrageous narrative leaps, this sophomoric farce, governed by the „Morals? Can't afford them“ pseudo-epiphany, inevitably degenerates into a grotesque cartoon, as befits a work of a vocational schlock artist, albeit one who doesn't pass up the opportunity to buy critical garlands with sycophantic pop-nihilism.