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  • Nostos: The Return

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  • Roma

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  • Away

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  • Knight of Cups

    Knight of Cups

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    rejecting conventional linearity & narrative, embracing memory compilation/vibe/dream state as true cinema

    to communicate essence without structure, namely, to create a film with(out) a narrative as free-flowing as this, is an expression of self-emancipation from the rigid established norms of commodified cinema through drawing the image receiving subject into an observable state of the unconscious. a fantasy of excess. the illusions of non-linearity and fragmented narrative are rationalised through their own self-exposition. as todd mcgowan puts it in the real gaze:…

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

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    transformative in both senses: radical and groundbreaking, but also a reflective text on literal transformation of selfhood. transcending the restrains of biopolitical control, a disguised extraterrestrial bears the mirror stage, recognising herself and her body for the first time. a second birth, an almost religious experience, peeling back the armour of roles and expectations and revealing something so delicately human. social alienation changes it’s form yet still lingers as a new anxiety β€” the fragmented body.Β 

    this is a film…

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  • Smile

    Smile

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    the growing trend within contemporary / post-2000s horror of incessant commercialisation of people who are mentally ill for the sake of entertainment and its insipid representations of trauma based character structures only seems to be getting worse. all that could potentially be taken from this is a low critique of how mentally ill people are met with disaffection within social circles and fake-friendly workspaces (especially for women, regardless of state of mind, in which fears of living under a predatory…

  • Teknolust

    Teknolust

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    perhaps the most unparalleled guise of y2k futurism as cyber materiality. a new digital flesh, a hypothesis of an era of the internet before the pervasive ghost it became. would never have conceived that soap opera-adjacent cinematography would fuse so well with bio-gender warfare & a reflection on the anomalistic nature of human connection under the age of techno-optimism

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  • Swiss Army Man

    Swiss Army Man

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    predatory androcentric cinema disguised as an innocent love letter to pseudo-social outcasts in which a human corpse is used as a vehicle for the coming onslaught of emotive incel antics. cut off from the rest of the world, the perverse mind of the male millennial redditor runs free.Β 

    yet another bludgeon to the head of representation. touch starved 'nice guys' with main character syndrome kick their feet in the air as the credits roll whilst those who actually experience the…