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  • Paprika

    Paprika

    ★★★★

    in which Rei becomes Tyler Durden.

    the parade scenes felt like looking at those images that simulate the experience of having a stroke, where nothing makes sense but everything is all too familiar. Satoshi Kon’s pessimism of a future rooted deeply in science rings clear, but it’s wholly warranted. Kon once said, “I think that even nowadays, people have forgotten the importance of dreams.” he couldn’t be more right, and these criticisms take the shape of an explosive array of creativity…

  • Raw

    Raw

    ★★★½

    i do not DO scratching, i do not DO gagging, i do not DO squelching. but this is a great film. the lead is incredible and so is the cinematography. it does a good job making you uncomfortable as hell towards the beginning but, funnily enough, i was expecting to be more disturbed.

    it should be noted that i read the wikipedia plot summary for this sometime last year but forgot most of it. i don’t think it would’ve mattered anyway,…

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  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    ★★★★★

    chills. by the time the rain poured down i had chills all over. easily one of the greatest screenplays ever written. multiple jaw-on-the-floor moments. all of the characterization is done expertly. because these are real people. everyday people.

    there’s not much else to say that hasn’t already been said. i will be thinking about this for a long time to come.

  • Hard Boiled

    Hard Boiled

    ★★★★

    🎷🔫🐥🔫🔥🔫🌸🔫🚬🔫👁🔫👶💧

    directly after finishing this, i had to attend an English lecture, and right after that, i had to zoom-id into a chemistry review session. not ideal. but worth it.

    John Woo’s world runs on bullets, explosions, and maybe a little too many cigarettes. Tony Leung loved one of those things so much, it transferred into some of his later projects. with natural chemistry and effortless cool, him and Chow Yun-Fat were so much fun to watch on screen. action…