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Review: Perfect Days

Perfect Days is a film about cherishing small pleasures. It’s about ordinary people living ordinary lives. It’s about the soothing...

Review: Winchester ‘73

Winchester ‘73 features an intriguing narrative gimmick. While the overarching plot is a bog-standard revenge thriller—with Jimmy...

Review: Re-Animator

[The following review contains SPOILERS; YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!] Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator (an extremely loose adaptation of a...

Review: Blast of Silence

Having just belatedly watched Allen Baron’s Blast of Silence, I need to reevaluate my perception of an entire subgenre. Although the...

Review: Dogra Magra

[The following review contains MINOR SPOILERS; YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!] It would be reductive to describe Dogra Magra as a film about...

Review: In Water

In Water—the most recent exercise in minimalism from South Korean indie auteur Hong Sang-soo—is intentionally shot entirely out-of-focus....

Review: Godzilla Minus One

[The following review contains MINOR SPOILERS; YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!] In Godzilla Minus One, the eponymous prehistoric reptile is largely...

Review: Monster (2023)

Like Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Monster revolves around the theme of conflicting perspectives, adopting a triptych...

Review: The Boy and the Heron

Several critics have asserted that The Boy and the Heron is Hayao Miyazaki’s most “personal” film to date. There may be some merit to...

Review: Wish

As a 100th anniversary celebration, Disney’s Wish is rather lackluster. While the studio certainly makes an effort to pay tribute to its...

Review: The Killer (2023)

The visual style of David Fincher’s The Killer resembles the personality of its protagonist: meticulous, methodical, and relentlessly...

Review: The Mad Fox

If Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji was director Tomu Uchida’s homage to the socially conscious period dramas produced by Sadao Yamanaka...

Review: Return of Daimajin

[The following review contains MAJOR SPOILERS; YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!] Recently, I had the pleasure of revisiting Daiei’s Daimajin. In...

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