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  • Perfect Blue
  • Secret Sunshine
  • High and Low
  • Memories of Murder

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Pinned reviews

  • Dreamy Fifteen

    Dreamy Fifteen


    I'll make this simple for any potential viewers: if you've ever watched a slice of life anime and you were bored by it or didn't like it, then Dreamy Fifteen isn't for you. It's based off of a manga by Kimio Yanagisawa, named Tonda Couple (a much better name than Dreamy Fifteen), with the same premise. Even the music is done by a composer who primarily worked on anime at the time. Interestingly, the manga was published as a shōnen…

  • One Way Ticket to Love

    One Way Ticket to Love


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    We'll be in the public eye, on stage in the bright lights. It might be a very dark place.

    One Way Ticket to Love sets up an interesting contrast between it's main characters; a man (Shirai) who is wanted for his skills with an alto saxophone, and a woman (Maki) who is wanted for her body with no stage skills to speak of. Throw in seedy managers of both sexes, a star who is akin to Elvis with an ego…

Recent reviews

  • Alienoid



    I found the story weak, it's very convoluted and failed to deliver a satisfactory conclusion in 1 film even with a 140 minute runtime. However, the sci-fi wuxia combination was quite enjoyable and the CGI was pretty well done compared to the horrendous efforts I've seen elsewhere. I'll watch the next one.

  • Knock at the Cabin

    Knock at the Cabin


    I had my hopes up for better dialogue since M. Night wasn't writing this one alone, and while it was a good step above Old, it was still pretty bad.

Popular reviews

  • Angel's Egg

    Angel's Egg


    Angel's Egg delivered an emotional gut punch for me that I don't think I'll ever fully understand. Maybe it's to do with the new year breathing out a slight air of the undertones of reincarnation in the film. Or maybe because of the soundtrack so ethereal that it almost manages to outweigh the imagery of the film it accompanies. Possibly it's the feeling of being utterly minuscule on the scale of divinity and the world. When asked, "Who are you?",…

  • Bullet Ballet

    Bullet Ballet


    My fifth Tsukamoto, my first was Tokyo Fist so it's about time that I finally watched the film that it shares a disc with. The admiration that I have for Tsukamoto cannot be overstated; the fact that he produced, directed, wrote, shot, edited, and starred in Bullet Ballet, along with many of his other films, proves that his dedication to his craft is astounding. By his own account, he spent over two years working on Bullet Ballet. Tsukamoto has said…