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  • Naked Lunch

    Naked Lunch

    ★★★★

    Truly a film unlike anything I've seen before, Naked Lunch is a work so utterly creative and inspiringly weird that only an insane duo such as Cronenberg/Burroughs could create it. As I'm slowly working my way through Cronenberg's filmography, it's impressive to say the least that he seems to generate these fantastical ideas with such precession when it comes to putting them on film. The effects are always practical, always look amazing, and are always squeemishly, fantastically gross. The moist…

  • High and Low

    High and Low

    ★★★★½

    You know, after watching Throne Of Blood and Rashomon, I was thinking maybe Kurosawa wasn't for me. It wasn't that I didn't enjoy them, it was more that I appreciated them.

    But finally, High And Low came and blew me away. An absolutely thrilling crime drama that rarely slows down, the moral quandaries and explorations of class are utterly fascinating. It helps as well that the long runtime is rarely a problem because the pacing in this film is immaculate.…

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  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    ★★★½

    While not as good as the original, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is still an incredible achievement.

    Sacha Baron Cohen's utter talent to draw out people's stupidity and prejudices via their own words is amazing. The fact that he is able to play the Borat character for (what is implied as) multiple weeks shows how committed he is to showing Americans what he wants to show them. However, Cohen is outshined by his daughter Tutar, played incredibly by Maria Bakalova. I cannot…

  • Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance

    Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Alright, so this is definitely getting a whole lot more different...

    Firstly, really enjoy some more of the quality time we get with the characters. Asuka, who I already liked in the original series, gets even better development in this film, which is awesome. Shinji gets a bit edgier too, so that's also pretty neat.

    However, I'm very uncertain about where this reimaging is now going. Rei's new characterization is interesting, but I enjoyed her more as a stand-offish being…