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  • The Moon Has Risen

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  • Game of Death

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  • Jujutsu Kaisen 0

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  • The Den

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  • IWOW: I Walk on Water

    IWOW: I Walk on Water

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    Through Allah’s signature, cinematic collage of photographic stills and moving images cobbled together with unsynchronized audio, I Walk On Water (IWOW) is an experimental, spiritual, and sprawling "documentary-poem" that immerses the viewer into some of the diverse worldviews, musings, and idiosyncracies of those socially othered.

    While IWOW features brief appearances by several hip hop artists from NY's underground (who either freestyle or just shoot the shit), the main attraction is what Allah refers to as "a snapshot of life--my life,…

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  • The Woman King

    The Woman King

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    This film is E V E R Y T H I N G to me. The Woman King features a unique depiction of Black Power, Black pride, Black love, Black struggle, Black joy, Black liberation, powerful Black women, powerful Black women in positions of power, and powerful Black women winning. πŸ”₯

    Goddamn, was this awesome thanks to being impressively-crafted and exceptionally-acted (everyone is great - and of course Viola Davis reaffirms why she's one of The Best Ever). The action…

  • Speak No Evil

    Speak No Evil

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    Demons, ghosts, zombies, and all sorts of nightmarish creatures that go bump in the night don't actually exist; however, situated within the context of a well-told, well-executed horror flick, I'm able to suspend disbelief and merrily go along for the ride.

    In Speak No Evil, there are no supernatural creatures. In it, as Sarte asserted, "Hell is other people." However, the story is written/executed in a way that makes it impossible for me to ever get on board. This is…

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  • Titane

    Titane

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    Idk, man...I legit don't know what I just saw. πŸ˜³πŸ˜†πŸ˜’

    I'm jealous that so many people are able to enjoy this. For me, though, Titane's particular blend of batshit, bizarre, and bewildering elements didn't resonate with me.

    At no point was I bored, but there were moments of exasperation. I don't think it's "bad," but I was glad when it was finally over.

    I don't hate it. I feel...nothing. I'm utterly indifferent. This wasn't for me. And my indifference is to the point that I don't even care enough to attempt to articulate why it didn't work for me.

    🌟Added to Horror Gorge Month 2021 list🌟

  • Taipei Suicide Story

    Taipei Suicide Story

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    CW: Reference to and brief discussion of suicide

    "True" horror isn't about vengeful spirits, crazed serial killers, or mindless zombies. It's deeper than that. The underlying building blocks that shape what causes us fear is always deeper than that.

    Taipei Suicide Story is a simple yet uniquely alluring, meditative, and soul-piercingly still story about a "suicide hotel" receptionist and his rapport with a guest who's uncertain about if she wants to live or not.

    I think this film does a…