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  • Man in Love

    ★★★

  • The Sadness

  • Salvage

    ★★★★½

  • I Can't Sleep

    ★★★★

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  • Cleaners

    Cleaners

    ★★★★½

    VL Raza. Or a reminder of past loves, mistakes, regrets and hopes. Reading K-Zone near the 9 o'clock. Honestly, I used to be a bully before, in an everyday school bus and on a now defunct website named Google +, as a product of really mean angst. I just wish I can talk to the people who didn't deserve it by saying sorry. But like what user (and bestie) Tanuki said to me earlier, we have to learn to forgive…

  • Haru

    Haru

    ★★★★★

    Or to when I saw you for the first time (really). Focusing in and out through cutting. Never saccharine. Emails overlaid on top of the urban life. Sometimes being alone leads to saying dumb; silly things. Socializing online whenever you can: the problems; the lives we live on. I wanted to see who's behind that text. I wanted to know who you are. I wanted to send out some sort of a message through writing these reviews. I was quiet…

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  • Man in Love

    Man in Love

    ★★★

    Criminal's shadow in the back of sentimentality. Romantic connection: not fully in place; a story cliched. There are pieces of problematic character dynamics, where melodic drama withstands. Where warm textural delivery remains in a specific life, for better or worse.

  • The Sadness

    The Sadness

    Headache in my heart. Now is not the time for soullessness, where in a way, it's gorily structured; set-pieced to the bone like The Night Comes for Us but without that specific sense of playful formality and commitment to actual pass the time pulp-enjoyment. Apart of me thought this would've been a curious Category III-throwback. Yes, there are exploitation veins. Yes, it is low-brow. But one with full of itself shock value that feels like it's seen through an aggressive orientalist gaze.

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  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★★★★

    The memories; regrets that were alive and died together. Composed of conversations to build up meaning. A life shared from burning cigarettes across the night. You will be left breathless; your words may slip away. From there on, there were more languages to learn. To the trials of our lives, to learning how to...


    Drive my car

    “드라이브 마이 카”

    「ドライブ・マイ・カー」

    《驾驶我的车》

    I-maneho ang aking kotse

    Kemudikan mobil saya

  • Cure

    Cure

    ★★★★★

    A city on fire of invisible flames. Bark psychosis. There's a force here that wants everyone dead. Kiyoshi Kurosawa asks: who are you? The biggest joke of it all: nothing. Philosophy to the max. Hypnotizing to your true self. A lighter that never goes out, it only does so by an unknown black substance, only to linger on in you forever, this is what Cure is. Violence here isn't like how other films do it, just the cause of something that cannot be controlled. Kiyoshi Kurosawa is a director that needs more recognition. My favorite post-rock horror film.


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