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Review: ZVP

[The following review contains SPOILERS; YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.] I somehow missed Junya Okabe’s ZVP when it was originally released on...

Review: Head

Star vehicles for musicians are hardly a rarity in Hollywood—after all, creatively bankrupt studio executives are perfectly willing to...

Review: Killer’s Mission

[The following review contains MINOR SPOILERS; YOU HAVE BEEN WANRED!] Unlike Angel’s Egg and Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis, Toei’s Bounty...

Review: I Saw the TV Glow

[The following review contains MINOR SPOILERS; YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!] It’s tempting to reduce I Saw the TV Glow to its obvious stylistic...

Review: Evil Does Not Exist

[The following review contains MINOR SPOILERS; YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!] What I admire most about director Ryusuke Hamaguchi is the clarity...

Review: Dreadnaught

[The following review contains MINOR SPOILERS; YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!] Although the Criterion Channel’s description neglects to advertise...

Review: Ken (The Sword)

[The following review contains MAJOR SPOILERS; YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!] Kenji Misumi’s Ken (or The Sword, if you prefer translated titles)...

Review: Demon Pond

[The following review contains MINOR SPOILERS; YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!] At times, Masahiro Shinoda’s Demon Pond feels like two different...

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: 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...

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