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  • An Elephant Sitting Still
  • When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
  • Terrorizers
  • The Wayward Cloud

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  • Prisoners of the Ghostland

    ★★

  • Scarface

    ★★★★

  • An Elephant Sitting Still

    ★★★★½

  • The Night House

    ★★★½

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  • Prisoners of the Ghostland

    Prisoners of the Ghostland

    ★★

    I love Sion Sono but man, this was quite lacking. Surprisingly uneventful for the first 2/3s, with a generic "convict does a job but ends up getting emotionally involved" story we've seen a lot before, the few crazy Cage moments don't really make up for the amount of time I have to take this movie seriously. It lacks the edginess, perversion and thoughtfulness of Sono's great films and he instead went for something more generic here. I dug the mad…

  • An Elephant Sitting Still

    An Elephant Sitting Still

    ★★★★½

    "The world is just disgusting."

    Hu Bo is probably one of the most tragic losses for cinema in recent years. Here we have a new director with the craftsmanship of an arthouse veteran, a harrowing film made out of these amazing character-focused long takes, the often dynamic camerawork follows them around a la Son of Saul and with stunning shot composition in conversations.

    4 character arcs interlinked in a desolate Chinese town, there's this lingering feeling of hopelessness on all…

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  • Fantasy Island

    Fantasy Island

    ★½

    This is like if a Lost fan was asked to make a Blumhouse movie and went on to condense every possible character/plot twist, along with random sci-fi and supernatural shit, making a really incoherent lore of this evil island in 105 minutes. A masterwork of nonsensical plotting

  • The Room

    The Room

    This is the first film that has made me skip the sex scenes