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  • Bullet Ballet
  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man
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  • Blood Curse

    ★★

  • Exorcismo Documentado

  • My Steady Is a Witch

    ★★

  • Cipher

    ★★★

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  • Bullet Ballet

    Bullet Ballet

    ★★★★★

    Day 30/30

    I did it.
    I watched Bullet Ballet, every day throughout April. Not sure if that speaks more about the film's quality or my Asperger's syndrome, but in any case, this has been quite a ride. I don't necessarily recommend doing this sort of thing since it could potentially ruin your enjoyment of a film, but I guess due to my obsession with this one, the enjoyment stayed pretty consistent. On the other hand, I see that my challenge…

  • Sick Film

    Sick Film

    ★★★★

    If you've followed me here for a while, you probably noticed that I tag films which include vomit. On one hand, this functions as a trigger warning for those who suffer from emetophobia, but it's more of a personal reminder since I'm (for lack of a better word) fascinated by vomit. Whether it's the nonstop flow in Gerorisuto (1986) or the eerie slow-motion shot in Disgraced Heaven (2017), when depicted in film, vomit has a strangely cathartic effect on me.…

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  • Blood Curse

    Blood Curse

    ★★

    At this point it would be weird for main characters in a horror film to NOT get menacing glances from villagers.

  • Exorcismo Documentado

    Exorcismo Documentado

    "THIS IS A REENACTMENT OF REAL EVENTS"

    Okay sure, whatever. Clearly this is just ripping off The Exorcist (1973), but I'll play along. At least the vomit effects are visceral enough.

    "THIS IS ARCHIVE FOOTAGE OF THE REAL EVENTS"

    ...but aren't those the same actors in both cases? With cheap digital effects to boot? And what's the point of incorporating found footage elements if you're not gonna stick to it consistently to make it the least bit convincing? Also I'm pretty sure they showed photos of real injuries, going for that added bit of "realism"??? What a fucking mess.

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  • Lux Æterna

    Lux Æterna

    ★★★★★

    The flames of filmmaking passion flickering before your very eyes, burning eternally. I've been blessed in transcendental anxiety.

  • Bullet Ballet

    Bullet Ballet

    ★★★★★

    Let's make something crystal clear:
    This is one of the greatest films I've ever seen. Especially thanks to Kirina Mano's gripping performance and the stunning B&W cinematography. Granted, my taste in films is questionable to say the least, but for anyone who enjoyed Shinya Tsukamoto's other works like Tokyo Fist or Kotoko, I implore you to give this a watch. Some may get turned off by the bleak and nihilistic tone though.