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  • She Dies Tomorrow

    She Dies Tomorrow

    ★★★

    “Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.” - Albert Camus

    Is the virus of grief spread by public admittance which seeps into paranoia, or were we as a collective always infected?

    Synthesizing real trauma in real time. Closer than farther than closer than farther...

  • The Bird People in China

    The Bird People in China

    ★★★★★

    Reconnecting with your old self whilst forging a new path forward. Breaking down language and cultural barriers. Retreating into the unknown and fostering meaningful new friendships. Connecting through song and gestures and learning how to fly.

    Miike creates a heart-stoppingly kind and subversive road trip odyssey about two Japanese men unearthing their cultural roots lost in the heart of a foreign land, while reconciling their differences and eschewing the rhythms and schedules of their humdrum lives for something much more…

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  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods

    ★★★★★

    "Five Bloods don't die; we multiply."

    This is one of those films that revolutionizes and reinvents an entire genre from the ground up without even trying. Most Vietnam-era films, good or bad, are pretty rote thematicaly, gunning for broad and oft vague moral generalizations (is killing people reawwy good guys? coming for your ass kubrick), but it's so refreshing to see Spike dig into the root of evil that *is* The American War. To expose the military as a fiercely…

  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★★

    Romanticism on a drip feed. Every feeling, glance, movement aches with anticipation. Oozing colors bleed out into pure nothingness. All that's left is whispered vows etched into buried mud. No, I'm not in the mood for love, not until 2046 at least.