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  • Persona
  • Platform
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
  • Peppermint Candy

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  • Treeless Mountain

    ★★★½

  • A Hard Day

    ★★★

  • Sorry to Bother You

    ★★★★½

  • Banana with Coconut Milk

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  • Platform

    Platform

    ★★★★★

    Not even time itself can keep up with nostalgia. It's a consuming force that blends the presently passing years together with your natural growth left in a stasis. When the future isn't as fruitful as you imagined it, what have you left yourself to be nostalgic about?

    Zhantai is a masterpiece in form and ethos. It covers so much ground throughout the 80's, without much attention called to the passage of time at all. The politics are peppered in mostly…

  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

    ★★★★½

    A world filled with lonely individuals, with the world seemingly revolving around each of them hoping to catch another in their rotation.

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  • Treeless Mountain

    Treeless Mountain

    ★★★½

    Summer of South Korean Cinema - 10/30 (Directed by a woman - 4/6)

    Very quiet and contemptlative story, with a look and feel very reminiscent of So Yong Kim's Lovesong. Her movies use closeups with very little background distractions to really put you into the headspace of the characters. It feels like a story being built from within the minds of the two sisters rather than a story of them inhabiting the real world. It's almost like a Ghibli film…

  • A Hard Day

    A Hard Day

    ★★★

    Summer of South Korean Cinema - 9/30 (Recommended by SassyKimchi)

    Really fast-paced thriller with a ton of style and an plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat. It seems to just be about how corrupt the Korean police and justice system is at every level. This is where I struggle with action/thriller films like this though, because despite it being full of tension and exciting moments, I just don't find myself fully invested in something that puts…

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  • Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    ★★★★½

    Cult Of Personality #37 - Tessa Thompson

    A bold, hilarious, surrealist, anti-capitalist, intersectional statement that isn't afraid to get very wierd in order to make its point. Please do not spoil yourself of the opportunity to watch this blindly if you've avoided hearing about the turn taken in the third act of the film.

    I enjoyed this more a second time around after having watched it back in 2019. I didn't realize just how stacked the cast is with Thompson,…

  • Señorita

    Señorita

    ★★★½

    😩😩😩 My last review (for As Tears Go By), I accidentally deleted myself in a moment of thoughtlessness, and now three paragraphs deep into this one my Letterboxd app just decided to crash. Next review will not be typed on my phone lol

    To lazily summarize my thoughts: Isabel Sandoval cool person with cool Criterion Closet video. Strong themes of identity and disconnect between one's perception of self and their actions. Potential shown but not quite realized. Script good. Characters and themes deeply emotional. Plot engaging. Trans rights.