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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Souvenir
  • Shin Godzilla
  • The Face of Another

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  • Only God Forgives

    ★★★★★

  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    ★★★★

  • The Souvenir: Part II

    ★★★★½

  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★½

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  • Visitor Q

    Visitor Q

    ★★★★

    Review: Just when you thought Takashi Miike couldn’t get any more depraved than Ichi the Killer, he delivers this straight-to-video nasty in the same year!

    Upon starting the film, you’ll be convinced you’ve been given the wrong disc (or downloaded the wrong thing entirely), so please bear with the 12 minute opening sequence.

    As perverse as the film is, Miike has a bold and painfully-true statement to make about human behaviour. The end of the 20th Century saw the mass…

  • Sukiyaki Western Django

    Sukiyaki Western Django

    ★★★★

    Afterthoughts: Another laugh riot, from one of cinema's most productive and downright strange auteurs.

    I love this film so much, and upon what is now my 4th viewing, the novelty has still not worn off! This Kurosawa-Leone-Tarantino mashup is one of those perfect 'show your friends' kinda films; one you thought could only possibly exist in your wildest dreams.

    Miike references, homages and parodies all the generic conventions of both the samurai and spaghetti western classics of old in the…

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  • Only God Forgives

    Only God Forgives

    ★★★★★

    Afterthoughts: Such a joy watching one of your ultimate favourite films. I say this every time I revisit one, but why don’t I do it more often?!

    As someone who loves aesthetics, this film is absolutely perfect to me. Those vivid colours; people standing in doorways and other frameworks; lengthy looks down hallways with pitch black shadows; a handful of gorgeous people who look mind-blowingly sexy (Ryan Gosling and Kristen Scott Thomas in particular are to do for). It’s a…

  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    ★★★★

    Afterthoughts: Wow, I was Shazamming the shit out of this the whole way through. What a soundtrack!

    Great film. Persian people are so beautiful!

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  • Love, Death & Robots: The Witness

    Love, Death & Robots: The Witness

    ★½

    Definitely gamerporn. Cool aesthetic. But too gamerporn-emphatic. Perverts.

  • Fellini Satyricon

    Fellini Satyricon

    ★★★★★

    Afterthoughts: Fellini’s orgiastic odyssey through Ancient Rome is a sheer, debauched delight.

    Gliding seamlessly from one erotic and extravagant episode to the next, Fellini takes us on a richly symbolic journey of sex and violence that beams with colourful sights and sounds, critiquing the consumerist hedonism of capitalist modernity, whilst offering an eccentric look at one of history's most interesting civilisations.

    Similarly to the films of Alejandro Jodorowsky, it is a great joy to see Fellini granted all the necessary…