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  • Vive L'Amour
  • One Fine Spring Day
  • The Wind Will Carry Us
  • Saving Face

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  • My Architect: A Son's Journey

  • The Traveler

    ★★★½

  • Merry-Go-Round

    ★★★

  • Rouge

    ★★★

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  • My Architect: A Son's Journey

    My Architect: A Son's Journey

    Pretty interesting portrait of Louis Kahn told through the perspective of his "illegitimate" son, Nathaniel Kahn, in his search for understanding his absent and mysterious father. Of all my time being a fan of his architecture, I never knew of his private life and what a mess it was. (also kind of interesting to learn that he was basically bankrupt throughout his entire career) But that’s all too common with these so-called great men isn’t it. This came to me…

  • The Traveler

    The Traveler

    ★★★½

    Interesting to be seeing another Iranian film about the youth being unable to see a soccer match in Tehran, after having seen Jafar Panahi's Offside not too long ago. Although this reads more as a morality tale, and Offside, a meta cinema on women's oppression, I am enjoying my happenstance of arriving at these two films during this years FIFA season. The Traveler is neorealist rather than the meta-fiction Kiarostami is known for later in his career but it's nonetheless…

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ½

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

    Okay y'all need to fucking stop with this shit. Why the fuck is every Asian American movie about generational trauma and a tiger mom who doesn't know how to accept their children? Incredible how this is basically Turning Red in that its central conflict stems from the tiger mom not being able to accept her daughter for who she is and its resolution is found in the acceptance between them. But instead of turning into a red panda they travel…

  • Bullet Train

    Bullet Train

    ½

    Aren't Japanese people soooo quirky and weird?? OMG they are so funny!!! Domo arigato!!!!!!! lulz