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  • Famine-33

    Famine-33

    ★★★★★

    The worst death to have in the hands of evil is a slow and painful one. Never does this evil really triumph though. It may have claimed millions of lives, but the victims are forever stronger than such prevailing forces.

    The film can't bear to present such horrific events in colour. The only justice to show the evil conquering the innocence, the shadows conquering the light, is to show it in the true filmic capacity. Black and white can simultaneously…

  • The Age of the Earth

    The Age of the Earth

    ★★★★★

    One to expand the mind to. Words truly crumble to dust when assigning words to describe this film. So, I'll go by intuitive forces instead.

    Glauber Rocha's opus, a tribal fever dream of revolutionary rage. Born out of the murder of Pasolini, Rocha renders his screams of anger onto celluloid. Form is thrown out of the window and instead lead by intuition, as am I here.

    A basic structure of three Christ figures arising from the third world to wage…

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  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

    ★★★★★

    Well, to the suprise of me included here's another review:

    In my younger and more vulnerable years, (and by this I mean about last summer) I picked up a copy of Wong Kar-Wai's most famous and critically acclaimed film 'In the Mood for Love'. My foolish young brain believed this to be "that Chinese police film wherein California Dreamin' plays a lot". So when I foolishly watched 'In the Mood for Love' on a bright sweltering afternoon expecting a faced…

  • After the Storm

    After the Storm

    ★★★★

    Another delightful little film from Kore-eda. A really great easy and comforting watch, but still an incredibly well made and intelligent film. It's a film about living in the shadow of your unrealistic expectations. Much like people tend to place Kore-eda as living in the shadow of Ozu. But those who have seen Kore-eda's films know they are completely different and brilliant in their own ways.

    The death of Ryota's father, who's rather idiosyncratic nature serves as a dead weight…