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  • Right Now, Wrong Then
  • Confessions
  • Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Proxy War
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

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  • Kill Zone 2

    ★★★½

  • SPL: Kill Zone

    ★★★½

  • No Sudden Move

    ★★★½

  • Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain

    ★★★★

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  • Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    ★★★★½

    Memories of Murder is a powerful portrait of human fallibility centred on a real-life series of unsolved murders in a country town in the 1980s. The film surrounds itself with vast, mundane pastures of grass, conflicting witness statements and clues that seemingly lead nowhere. By turns darkly humorous and horrifying as the film steadily builds with a surging intensity.

    Based on the true story of South Korea’s first serial killer, it follows three detectives as they set out to investigate…

  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    Watching Black Widow and so far it has nothing to do with Scarlett Johannson's struggle as a single black woman??? I'm confused.

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  • Antiporno

    Antiporno

    ★★★★

    Antiporno explores female identity and sexual oppression in true Sono fashion. But it isn't the only film of his to do so. His psychosexual nightmare Guilty of Romance and surreal film Tag similarly tackle these themes. These three films could be seen as Sono's "woman of contemporary Japan" series with the exploration of the female condition at its core.

    Antiporno is part of Nikkatsu's Roman Porno Reboot, a project set up to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the genre that…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I would just like to say that I gain no pleasure from having the contrarian opinion. I mostly go into every film with an open mind and and an optimistic view of enjoyment. So now onto the movie then.

    I know I just said I go in with an open mind, but by God what the hell was that monstrosity of an opening. It makes Step Up look like a masterpiece. Filmed in one take for what reason? It adds…