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Optimistic Nihilism and Wholesome Melancholia: All About Shunji Iwai

21 films

This is my 2nd try at going through the filmography of Shunji Iwai, and hopefully more successful than the last.…

  • House
  • Love Exposure
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Only God Forgives
  • Killing

My Directors League

11 films

This list is something called a directors league. If you do not know already, a directors league is a list…

  • Love Exposure
  • House
  • Killing
  • Fireworks
  • Funeral Parade of Roses

The Cinema of Japan

233 films

A list of Japanese films that I have seen, ranked in order of preference.

Films are only included either if…

  • Love Exposure
  • House
  • An Elephant Sitting Still
  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • Killing

My Top 25

25 films

A list of my 25 favourite films, in order of best to worst. Open for discussion.

  • Casting Blossoms to the Sky
  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • The Rocking Horsemen
  • The Love Eterne
  • Yi Yi

Otherlands Top 100

100 films

10 Minimum View Count The 100 Highest rated films, based on the Average Rating by members of the Otherlands Discord…

  • Jour de Fête
  • Pickpocket
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • Paris Belongs to Us
  • Far from Vietnam

Masochist March: Pretentious French Edition

31 films

Watching what are commonly considered ‘bad films’ doesn’t feel like masochism for me, yes, the likes of ‘God’s Not Dead’…

  • Memoria
  • Annette
  • The Matrix Resurrections
  • Bo Burnham: Inside
  • Titane

2021 Ranked

39 films

  • Bullet Ballet
  • Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41
  • The Hills Have Eyes Part II
  • The Possessed
  • The Robbery

Arrow Video Challenge - 2022

52 films

Hi there, welcome to the ‘Arrow Video Challenge,’ which is a celebration of all things Arrow. This is the first,…

  • Flesh Market
  • Hag in a Black Leather Jacket
  • Roman Candles
  • Eat Your Makeup
  • Lanton Mills

What is my Quest? To Seek these Grails

31 films

If you have the a link to any of these films, please leave a comment. I would be very grateful.

  • An Elephant Sitting Still
  • Antichrist
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Noriko's Dinner Table
  • Hanagatami
  • Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41
  • Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion
  • Scorpion: Double Venom
  • Female Prisoner Ayaka: Tormenting and Breaking in a Bitch
  • Female Convict 101: Suck

Prisoner in a Pinku: The Original Miss Scorpion

18 films

In 1972, ‘Female Prisoner 701: Scorpion’ was first screened in Japan, and ended up reinventing the exploitation (and sexploitation) genre…

  • Killing
  • Bullet Ballet
  • Fires on the Plain
  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man
  • Tokyo Fist

Blood and Metal, Bruises on Flesh, Shin'ya Tsukamoto: The Nightmare Man

24 films

From his earlier, experimental, cyberpunk works, to his newer, pacifist, more meditative films, Shin'ya Tsukamoto is a master in every…