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  • Belly
  • Patlabor 2: The Movie
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • Running on Karma

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  • The Matrix Resurrections

  • The Evil Within

    ★★★★

  • Chungking Express

    ★★★★★

  • The Card Counter

    ★★★★

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  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    all the captains step forward for trinity's rescue mission, a generation raised on neo + trinity as the ~greatest romance of all time~ (a kiss that could raise the dead). in another scene neo or someone else maybe talks about how the videogame series "the matrix" that he's been toiling away hideo kojima-esquely on is based on his actual experiences and life, and how incredibly degrading / demoralizing it might be to have your life turned into a story /…

  • The Evil Within

    The Evil Within

    ★★★★

    every line of dialogue sounds Like That but maybe that's what real life is like for some people! like a spiritual inverse to speed racer; has some shots that feel genuinely ~new~, like theyre using vocabulary from a visual language of some kind of future but instead of being directed by trans women given improbable amounts of money to use that language to say something about, idk, love being real, a guy self-funded a look into a personal living hell. a real take a walk, have a smoke, and clear your head kind of movie imo, cursed mode

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  • Exiled

    Exiled

    ★★★★★

    as i watch more of johnnie to's films—at this point i've seen only about a third of his milkyway image output, blessedly prolific as he has been—each begins to feel like a fiber of a larger tapestry comprised of his work in aggregate, a picture of some kind of morality and belief in some kind of goodness in people emerges. exiled, sparrow, throw down, running on karma, all movies with hearts of gold.

    the boys wear their raincoats and sunglasses…

  • Face/Off

    Face/Off

    ★★★★★

    if only i could
    i'd make a deal with god
    and i'd get him to swap our faces