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  • 25th Hour
  • Bullet Ballet
  • Chungking Express
  • The Matrix Resurrections

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  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack

    ★★★★★

  • After Hours

    ★★★

  • And So We Put Goldfish in the Pool.

    ★★★½

  • Il Mare

    ★★

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  • My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?

    My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?

    ★★★★★

    >Tadanobu Asano records spinning tubes for 90 minutes in depopulated countryside and then puts on a 10 minute long uninterrupted noise performance on a grassy field
    Better than therapy.

    Covers a lot of similar ground Death Stranding would some fourteen years later, down to a lethargic world driven to the brink of entropy as a result of social and philosophical malaise, and personally has very much the same calming, relieving effect on me. Whether it be manual labor and trekking…

  • Shin Ultraman

    Shin Ultraman

    ★★★★½

    Far messier and knowingly goofy, campy and earnest in a way that will create a barrier for the casual moviewatchers that Shin Godzilla with its self-importance and satirical edge (though there is plenty of fun political commentary to be found here too) didn't have and that just might be for the better as, with the movie lacking any sort of filter, you can clearly tell just how much of a passion project this was for everyone involved. Calling something a…

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  • Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

    Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

    ★★★★★

    Wrong city, wrong people.

    Capitalism's greatest asset is that it'll sell you a fantasy of escaping it, while you're fully aware of the illusion and you'll still resign to run down that path as it grinds you to dust.

  • Welcome to the N.H.K.

    Welcome to the N.H.K.

    ★★★★★

    As long as I give it what it wants, I'm sure it will remember me.

    Uh, yeah, this one did not age at all.

    Ok, fine, stylistically and formally, it has aged very much - mid-00's anime is written over its every frame, which, take it or leave it, only adds to the charm for me, but I wouldn't blame anyone for not responding to it positively, particulary to the more antiquated goofs and artistic elements. More importantly though, the…