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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
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  • Ikiru

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  • Yojimbo

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  • High and Low

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  • The Young Girls of Rochefort

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  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

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    A+

    "They say history is written by the victors..."

    The Trinity of Bitches united. The last corporation falls.

    The world is saved.

    Transcendental. Post-artifice, post-cinematic. Post-humanist. The artificial simulation (of prior) has materialized, paving the way for the viscerally assaultive, archetypal reality of hyper-stimulation (but more so: of ending the reign of capital); each frame representing a superimposition of radical fluidity, meticulousness, and opaqueness - its abstraction, once rendered at a normalcy of velocity on a formal level, now brutalizes…

  • Resident Evil: Retribution

    Resident Evil: Retribution

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    A+

    "It's just like a camera. Point and shoot."


    One woman. A globe of corporate decay. A soul stripped away.

    A state of victims. Bodies to weapons. Identities commodified.

    Then a gun. A memory, a feeling. An impulse to save.


    Retribution.


    The contents of the past. The fight of the now. The value of the fiction, of the understanding within ourselves. Of deconstructing the cinematic template to an expressively artificial actuality of an unparalleled understanding of compositions, spatiality, and geography…

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  • Ikiru

    Ikiru

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    B

    "I can't afford to hate people. I haven’t got that kind of time."

    In similarity to Rashomon, although to a far greater detriment here, the idiosyncratic structuring frequently supersedes the limited resonance that lies within the actual narrative (ex: the perceived lack of catharsis that's derived from its straightforward conceit: a man facing mortality, experiencing his final days). Rather disengaging at points. But what affecting images.

  • Yojimbo

    Yojimbo

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    A-

    "Kill one or a hundred. You only hang once."

    All comes down to the blade. And a town full of people who deserve to perish. Kurosawa's stream of meticulousness once again excels - foremost in images, but also within his deliberate approach to grounding the environment's underflow of death. Amorality as a means to end amorality.

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  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Β½

    F

    "You are a product of all who came before you."

    How the fuck do you make a film shot by Bill fucking Pope look like fucking shit.

    The phrase "flavor of the week," used to describe the (corporate) anti-artistry & unrelenting soullessness of entities like the MCU, continues to be represented by how all of these fake monstrosities persistently look like the polluted skies of the Industrial Revolution, feel like a black hole, sound like incomprehensible noise, perpetuate cultural rot,…

  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

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    B-

    "That was so intense, I like can’t even with this place."

    Three stars for Jack Black as a woman and for Karen Gillan being hot.