Iskandaria aka Xenomorph Arkham 🏳️‍⚧️

Iskandaria aka Xenomorph Arkham 🏳️‍⚧️

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  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time
  • Film Socialisme
  • The Visit
  • Raavanan

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  • Eyes Wide Shut

    ★★★★★

  • A Grand Day Out

    ★★★★★

  • The Wrong Trousers

    ★★★★★

  • The Fast and the Furious

    ★★★★★

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  • Psycho

    Psycho

    If I might extrapolate from what Simon calls these 'comments on half-erased or never-quite-attained songform': perhaps Ariel Pink's appeal is that his sound musters the sonic equivalent of the 'corner of the retina' effect that the best ghost stories have famously achieved. To understand what this entails, we need to reverse, or at least nuance, the commonplace which has it that the ghost is at its most scary only when it can't fully be seen. To say this implies that…

  • On the Silver Globe

    On the Silver Globe

    episode 5, we go in depth on our thoughts here 

    messianism meets its real form of a world that will never accept it paralleling biblical and quranic prophets in feedback loops, literary structure, impressionist and expressionist, minimalist and low-budget maximalist, dune in essence but not in its scope, science fiction as the interpreter of reality within its reflexive scope
    unironically made better in its disconnectedness, its final shot more hopeful to the underpinnings of capitalist reality, and the whisking by…

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    in the beginning of the film, Sully narrates that back home the marines had purpose (country!) and here they are mercenaries, and that basically sums up the films nuance of colonialism, the only reason i dont say its irredeemable trash is because Cameron truly is a visionary and this is one of the most visually astonishing films ever for sure, deserves the hype on that account but no other, i guess i should be grateful that the most successful film…

  • Ponniyin Selvan: Part One

    Ponniyin Selvan: Part One

    in my review for Dil Se i mentioned that Ratnam is the only director besides Oliver Stone that can be allowed to write lengthy political monologues and tho i hate comparisons such as the indian such and such (and mind you Ratnam is sooo different from Stone) this is in essence, his Alexander, dense and sprawling, action less visceral than Raavanan but more than makes up in scale, almost reminded me of John Wick in its sprawling sense of betrayal and scale that…