Emptystomach

29 year old video editor. Indie as heck filmmaker.

Favorite films

  • Angel's Egg
  • The Third Man
  • Memories of Murder
  • The Night of the Hunter

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  • Nobody's Daughter Haewon

    ★★★★

  • Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms

    ★★★½

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

  • Pompo the Cinephile

    ★★

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  • Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms

    Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms

    ★★★½

    For a feature film debut, Mari Okada makes a strong first impression.

    An emotional and thoughtful journey about the passage of time, and our complicated relationship to death, time, and each other.

    Aesthetically it feels like an early Final Fantasy game come to life, with wonderfully designed characters moving with a real tenderness and attention to detail - the body language of these characters is exquisite. Kenji Kawai's music is also great, as is the art direction in general.

    I…

  • Pompo the Cinephile

    Pompo the Cinephile

    ★★

    There's one 10 minute sequence in the middle of this film where it effortlessly explains the power of editing by showing two different ways to edit a small sequence.

    I think those 10 minutes are great, and the rest of the movie is a cluttered and annoying mess.

    Ultimately the story is about a sheltered nerd who gets a chance to achieve his dream and nothing ever goes wrong for him - everyone around him falls over themselves to help…

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  • Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo

    Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo

    ★★★★★

    NOTE:

    This review is old as hell, and I should revisit the series whenever the 4th one gets released. My feelings have changed both for the better and worse in the 7 years since this review.

    REVIEW:

    This is one of the best bait and switches I've ever had the pleasure of watching.
    The Rebuild's were presented as a more concise, more complete version of the original series. It was intended to inject some new fresh emotions and ideas into…

  • Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance

    Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance

    ★★★★★

    NOTE:

    This review is old as hell, and I should revisit the series whenever the 4th one gets released. My feelings have changed both for the better and worse in the 7 years since this review. But now in my late 20s, the fanservice sucks shit. It's always dragged Anno's work down.

    REVIEW:

    Evangelion 2.22 is many things.

    It is a love letter to Anno's new found sense of life and vitality.

    It's a rewrite of a foundational anime work.…