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Current Favourites: top four first watches of April

Favorite films

  • Early Summer
  • Still the Water
  • Early Spring
  • Dust in the Wind

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  • Carter

    ★★★

  • Ocean's Thirteen

    ★★★★

  • The Night Comes for Us

    ★★★★

  • Headshot

    ★★

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  • 0.5 mm

    0.5 mm

    ★★★★★

    "With resignation in my heart, I live day to day."

    An exhaustive film that depicts the pressing reality that, when the elderly are no longer recognized by the society they live in, when they can’t find the warmth of their youth, and when they are trapped within a cage of loneliness and increasing isolation, the only place for them to escape becomes the past. They live in the same world as the rest of us, but are they ever really…

  • I Was a Simple Man

    I Was a Simple Man

    ★★★★★

    Dying isn’t simple, is it?

    Christopher Makoto Yogi follows up the tremendously underseen August at Akiko’s with something a little more cerebral but no less spiritualistic. His sophomore feature I Was a Simple Man invokes a thick atmosphere which gives nature a palpable sense of character that is beyond rare in American cinema. He places as much value to what is outside of a given frame as he does to what is inside one, deliberately opting for communication through nature. This…

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  • Carter

    Carter

    ★★★

    Only tangentially a gimmick movie, since the real gimmick isn’t a bunch of disguised cuts but rather the action scenes that bring them all out into the open. Somehow stilted despite always being in motion, admirable even while it’s nauseating; it’d be the worst thing ever if it didn’t mostly look like shit on account of it being filmed entirely by a drone. Insane stuff, and I do think it gets better as it goes along.

  • The Night Comes for Us

    The Night Comes for Us

    ★★★★

    More action movies should have this level of regard for human life, but I guess there's always an even more violent Indonesian action film out there, isn't there?

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  • ERASED

    ERASED

    ★★★

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

    This had me until the last three episodes. Not that any of the final three episodes are outright bad, I just found it to be a waste. I like the twist/reveal in itself, it works thematically with Satoru's search for a father figure, and that man being the fallen angel of the narrative. However, I do not like how it is built up. I saw the reveal from miles away, probably as far back as the third episode. I figured…

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    ★★★★★

    “Then where are my dreams?”
    “Beyond where reality lies.”
    “Then where is my reality?”
    “Where dreams end.”

    It’s been a little over two weeks since I first watched this. Usually I avoid logging things any more than a day late, but I needed some time to mull over this. This was not an easy watch for me. Not that it didn’t make any sense, it just started rubbing me the wrong way, to the point where I considered switching it…