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  • Fallen Angels
  • The Lobster
  • On the Silver Globe
  • Alien

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  • Slaying the Dragon: Reloaded

    ★★★

  • Slaying the Dragon

    ★★★

  • Columbus

    ★★★★½

  • After Yang

    ★★★★

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  • After Yang

    After Yang

    ★★★★

    I wish I had words for this but I dont. Beautiful and unique. I need to rewatch this. Ideally on a big screen....and ideally multiple more times.

  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    ★★★★

    Ok, after watching 5 of his films, I love Hamaguchi's reoccuring theme of projection. That is, people projecting their feelings about one person onto a different person. Also, similar, odds relationships and connections between people. I love how he explores these interactions.

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  • Enemy

    Enemy

    Denis Villeneuve's bleak depiction of the cityscape really makes me want to see him direct a J.G. Ballard adaption like Concrete Island, Millennium People, or Low Flying Aircraft. Cronenberg's Crash was good, Wheatley's High-Rise was acceptable but left more to be desired. A director like Villeneuve could really bring a Ballard story to life and make it shine.

  • Hill of No Return

    Hill of No Return

    I agree with many of the other reviews here. This should be considered a Taiwan New Wave masterpiece along the likes of "A Brighter Summer Day", "City of Sadness", and "A Borrowed Life". It is gorgeously shot. The grass and trees are so fresh. The drab colored clothing of the townspeople is expertly contrasted with the vibrant colors inside the brothel from the lamps, umbrellas, and the clothing of the prostitutes. The first hour was a bit slower, but it…