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  • The 47 Ronin
  • Love Exposure: The TV-Show
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

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  • Election

    ★★★★

  • Nowhere

    ★½

  • Prisoners of the Ghostland

    ★★½

  • The 47 Ronin

    ★★★★★

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  • Grotesque

    Grotesque

    ★★★★

    Hooptober 88:88 . 8 (2/3 - Asian Horror)

    ‘Grotesque is also markedly different to the Saw and Hostel ‘torture porn’ series, in that those films contain a more developed narrative and there is therefore more contextual justification for the strongest scenes.’ – BBFC Case Study

    Whenever I criticise censorship, I fear that people may think of me as a weird loner who has a kink for rape, so I am going to try to describe my disapproval on censorship more…

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    ★★★★★

    Longing for a purpose, a reason, to uphold ideologies that he only understands through their stereotypes. Imperialism as an aesthetic, for the sake of what, times of old that he so desperately earns for, yet has never lived through. Self-exoticism, he is in a lack of better words, a Japanophile, in the same way that all nationalists don’t love their country, but fetishise it. He longs so desperately to do something significant, to create radical social change. It is impossible…

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  • Election

    Election

    ★★★★

    Absolutely formally insane, constantly on the verge of erupting into montage, and yet, it has a central flow so sturdy that not one of its countless diversions can disrupt it, if anything, they hasten it, cranks up the kineticism of what is already an impossibly tight work. It feels disingenuous to argue that this has anything new to say as a satire, yet I also dont think that was Payne's primary intention with this, as his interest in politics is…

  • Nowhere

    Nowhere

    ★½

    Flatteners Film Club . 4

    I love the look of this
    I love the SOV quality of the way its filmed
    I love the colour palette, and the meticulous layout of the rooms
    I love the way that this looks like a tv soap opera, contradicting with the horniness in a way quite remarkable
    Talking about that, I love the unabashed horniness
    I love the opening scene of our lead fantasizing in the shower
    I love the mother ripped straight…

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  • Bullet Train

    Bullet Train

    ½

    Over 2 hours (2 hours!!!) of techno-orientalist fetishization, jokes about mansplaining and automatic toilets, this is the exact sort of film that right wing fuck wits like Matt Walsh and Ben Shapiro would hail as apolitical. A garish 2 hour display of unbearable masculinity and racist caricatures, void of any excitement and a screenplay that plays out like an unholy blend between Deadpool and Guy Ritchie. Brad Pitt spends the entire runtime over-compensating for the fact that he's a charisma…

  • Taste of Cherry

    Taste of Cherry

    ★★★★½

    'It wouldn’t help you to know and I can't talk about it. And you wouldn’t understand. It's not because, you don't understand, but you can't feel what I feel. You can sympathize, understand, show compassion. But feel my pain? No. You suffer and so do I. I understand you. You comprehend my pain but you can't feel it.'

    One day, I will have the ability to describe what this means to me. Yet watching this, I couldn't cry, couldn't tear…