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  • Stolen Kisses
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • Candyman
  • Mahjong

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  • Manhunter

    ★★★★½

  • The Disaster Artist

    ★★★½

  • The Fits

    ★★★

  • The Room

    ★★

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  • A Brighter Summer Day

    A Brighter Summer Day

    ★★★★★

    “No, we have all the time in the world.”

    No explicit spoilers, but I’d highly recommend watching it first; enjoy.

    A Brighter Summer Day is one of the densest and profound pieces of art ever. It’s a beautiful dive into the heart and soul a changing generation seeking sanctuary in a time and place where their household values and country collide and the tragic response to it. It’s such an unadulterated view into the Taiwanese experience, but that never restrains…

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    ★★★★★

    [1000TH REVIEW]

    “I still have no idea how to find happiness...but I’ll just stay here”. 

    This film is extremely important to me, as is the entire series. Neon Genesis and Twin Peaks are two pieces of fiction that have irreversibly changed the way I think; both in cinematic terms and otherwise. This film has so much to unpack, and while there are small details that reveal the bigger mosaic, yet I think the *feeling* of End of Evangelion and the…

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  • Manhunter

    Manhunter

    ★★★★½

    Tense, dreamy, and transformative… of course it ends by saying “Directed by Michael Mann.” Totally brilliant in every sense of the word.

  • The Room

    The Room

    ★★

    Maybe the best theatre experience of my life (not sure you can beat Rocky Horror). Not a sober soul in the cinema, couldn’t hear a line of dialogue unless the general consensus was to be quiet, and spoons and marathon runners galore. 

    Very glad I read a detailed synopsis of the plot before this or I would have not had a clue what was going on. Check my socials for some of the best moments captured!

    A couple people came up to us to say how fun we were and that made my night. Perfect first watch in glorious 35mm.

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  • WHAT DID JACK DO?

    WHAT DID JACK DO?

    ★★★★

    Short Review:

    Here’s everything I’ve found about What Did Jack Do? I’m fairly sure it’s not available online — legal or otherwise — and as far as I’ve seen there aren’t any indications of it being included on a home release; though it’s a possibility. 

    I found it was screen at this film festival in 2017 and the link I added takes you to a FaceBook post with much more context and background. Though I’m assuming it’s a masterpiece, I doubt…

  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★★½

    “My body obeys me.”

    Essentially capturing everything that makes science-fiction; universal and human themes with a technologically advanced setting. Claire Denis’s hypnotizing effect completely entranced me with her patient storytelling, a singular moment in the desolate nothingness has never felt more human.

    A spellbinder to be sure, a film leaving you with more questions than answers, it’s sexual duality is impeccable never really cementing a narrative, leaving the viewer to take everything in as they will.

    A detached experience that…