nick atkinson

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Watching films semi-regularly as I fumble my way through university.

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  • Fallen Angels

    Fallen Angels

    ★★★★★

    I love this film almost as much as I love Chungking Express, but I've been hesitant to rewatch it because there's a certain scene in the Takeshi Kaneshiro storyline which I find extremely devastating. I think the best way to describe Fallen Angels is as CE's naughty brother: it's about criminals rather than cops, it's set almost entirely during the night, and although the theme of loneliness and isolation in a frenetic city is continued, the interwoven stories are a…

  • Lady Snowblood

    Lady Snowblood

    ★★★★★

    Meiko Kaji is so fucking cool.

    Not sure which I like more, this or Female Prisoner.

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  • Rurouni Kenshin: The Final

    Rurouni Kenshin: The Final

    ★★★★

    Netflix has answered my prayers and added the first four Kenshin films to its UK catalogue!

    The story arc, especially in the second act, feels rushed this time around, but the third act makes up for it by having the most epic battle of the series so far. It’s been a while since a fight scene gave me goosebumps.

    Looks like the final film is a prequel; I knew they wouldn’t waste Kasumi Arimura on just a few flashbacks. Hopefully it’s on Netflix soon!

  • The Sound of Your Heart

    The Sound of Your Heart

    ★★★★★

    The perfect medicine for the Kwang-soo withdrawal symptoms I’m currently suffering from. It’s like his Running Man persona was transported into a sitcom - full of blunders, scheming and bad luck. Some of the scenes had me crying with laughter, despite quite a bit of the humour being quite ummm ‘low-brow’. Jung So-min was awesome as his girlfriend, the two had such good chemistry.

    The highlight was the Kim Jong-kook twins in episode 9: the Kwangsoo/Jongkook chemistry and Running Man references were perfect.

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