Martin Yenko

Martin Yenko

no way fiction can change the world lol

Favorite films

  • Parasite
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Liz and the Blue Bird
  • Aswang

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  • The Nice Guys

    ★★★★

  • Game Changer: The Legacy of Saw

    ★★★½

  • Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

    ★★★★

  • ODDTAXI

    ★★★★½

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  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys

    ★★★★

    An entertaining buddy cop film that extrapolates humor from great performances and dialogue, while also having a bonkers plot whose endgame focuses on disowning corrupt capitalist systems and has a biting, sensitive, yet passionate and unjudgemental eye on the power of art and media no matter what form it comes in.

    Which makes it depressing that we're likely not gonna get any more of the Healy/March tandem; if there's any IP that needs sequels, it's this. Come on now, Hollywood.

  • Game Changer: The Legacy of Saw

    Game Changer: The Legacy of Saw

    ★★★½

    A logical endpoint after getting through one of the crazier crime horror film series is to see where it all began, and the growth this series has gone through from a singular passion project to a pop culture phenomenon is nothing short of astounding. About the documentary itself, even if it's basic, it was quite interesting to see just how much effort they put into the production of the first film, and how it paid off.

    Really wish James and…

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  • Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

    Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

    ★★★★

    Bursts with life yet also refreshingly low-key in terms of emotional and physical stakes. The majority of the movie's focus is on one idyllic (yet never boring) summer within a tight-knit community and the insecurities and isolated emotions of two eccentric teenagers, with a finger on the pulse of today's hyper-stylised, technology-reliant way of living, as well as paying tribute to the days and memories of decades prior with its affecting main sub-plot. While complicated love triangles, sobfests of any…

  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★½

    Honestly, I could praise this film for plenty of things, such as its technical qualities, and that 10/10 Cliff Martinez score, but I was mostly taken aback by just how well and clear Drive maps out our protagonist's journey.

    Beneath a sheath of numbness, he desperately longs for a normal life, to do something of his own volition and emotion, after a long time being manipulated and pushed by higher powers for criminal activity. It isn't a random choice that…