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  • Stalker

    Stalker

    ★★★★★

    This isn't really a review for Stalker so much as it is an attempt to explain why someone who spends 90% of their time watching 'trash' cinema would list this as one of their top 10 sci-fi films of all time. Flying in direct and deliberate opposition to all the lengthy attempts at objectively analyzing such films, I've crafted a lengthy subjective analysis instead. We all love the films we love for reasons which are unique to ourselves, which is…

  • Mothra vs. Godzilla

    Mothra vs. Godzilla

    ★★★★★

    Godzilla and Friends Marathon: 11 of 46

    This has always been one of my favourites out of the Godzilla films that I've seen. I loved Mothra and Godzilla, so it only makes sense that I would love seeing a crossover involving the monsters from both films.

    This discards the goofier tone of King Kong vs. Godzilla in favour of something more akin to Mothra. The story is quite engaging and even gets fairly emotional towards the end, especially if you're…

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  • The Forest of Love: Deep Cut

    The Forest of Love: Deep Cut

    ★★★★★

    When it comes to Sono, I'm not only undeterred by the length of his films, but often find myself wishing that some of them were longer. When I finished Love Exposure, which clocks in at 237 minutes, I found myself longing to watch the fabled 6 hour cut. So, upon seeing that there is an extended cut of Forest of Love on Netflix, which adds an extra 135 minutes to the 151 minute runtime, broken up into seven episodes and…

  • Tokyo Tribe

    Tokyo Tribe

    ★★★½

    A hip-hop infused fever dream, set in a neon-drenched, dystopian Tokyo. A film that feels like a live action anime at times, and a video game at others. A villain that looks like he strolled out of an episode of the Hokuto no Ken (aka Fist of the North Star) anime series, another villain whose entire motivation stems from penis envy, and yet another villain who collects people as living furniture. An aesthetic that looks like a blinged-out version of…

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  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    ★★★★★

    So, I'm not entirely surprised that this is getting mixed reviews. I think it's something that afflicts the Godzilla franchise as a whole, rather than just this latest film. In my opinion, there are two main reasons why people dislike certain Godzilla films.

    First, we must consider the fact that Godzilla is just not for everyone. It's a very niche franchise that began as a series of sci-fi B-movies, featuring actors in rubber monster suits wrestling amongst, or demolishing, miniature…

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

    Quite an experience to live in fear, isn't it? That's what it is to be a slave.
    - Roy Batty

    It's fascinating to me that so many people love this movie these days. Not that I'm complaining or anything. It's great to see it being appreciated. But for the longest time, I felt alone in loving this film.

    I was only two years old when it came out, but already it was influencing me, before I was even aware of…