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  • Legend of the Mountain
  • Pas de Deux
  • Syndromes and a Century
  • Speed Racer

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  • Early Summer

    ★★★★★

  • The Was

  • Hello Dankness

  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    ★★★★★

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  • Paco

    Paco

    ★★★★★

    Adelaide Film Festival 2022 #11

    Let’s get it out right off the bat(mos): Tim Carlier’s debut feature is an incredible accomplishment; at once a scrappy “friends make a movie” movie and a work of fully-formed comic and cinematic sensibility, if not maybe actual genius. The premise is simple: actress leaves film set with a mic, sound recordist has to get it back. What follows is an odyssey through parks, city blocks, house parties, churches and liminal spaces, uncovering a world…

  • Memoria

    Memoria

    ★★★★★

    Movie you take a walk after and it's one of the best walks of your life.

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  • Early Summer

    Early Summer

    ★★★★★

    Noriko's dad sitting down by the railway crossing and watching the train go past = best moment ever.

    Finally get the Ozu House now. It's always clear how much attention is being paid to the space in which the characters exist; one wouldn't think it possible given how much Ozu's films seem to occupy the vast emotional landscapes inside of each character, but now I realise that so much of our understanding of who these people are - how each…

  • Hello Dankness

    Hello Dankness

    This is what imagine Adam Curtis movies are like.

    Honestly the Pepsi commercial that played just beforehand where the protestor gives a fucking Pepsi to the cops was a more successful satire and diagnosis of the broken capitalist hellscape in which we live than this film was.

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  • Space Jam: A New Legacy

    Space Jam: A New Legacy

    ½

    The World is Hell: Hopeless Cinema

    [more to come...writing something large-ish but I'm feeling worse the longer I think about this and need to go to bed]


    Update: More thoughts added

    I have spent several hours now performing an exorcism on myself and I still only feel marginally better than I did when the lights came on and I emerged from the interminable hellscape that is this fucking movie. It is a million times more apocalyptically bleak than you could…

  • Capybara Walking

    Capybara Walking

    The swag on this guy