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Review: About Endlessness

About Endlessness opens with an image of a pair of embracing lovers floating above a sea of gray clouds. In comparison with this moment...

Review: At Eternity’s Gate

My busy work schedule prevented me from catching At Eternity’s Gate during its initial theatrical run back in 2018. Fortunately, the film...

Review: Minari

Watched Minari via A24’s online “screening room”—certainly not my preferred viewing method, but it’s still safer than venturing out to...

Review: Nomadland

With the (allegedly) COVID-safe telecast of the 2021 Oscars ceremony looming, I decided to finally make an effort to catch up on this...

Review: My Octopus Teacher

Once you’ve seen enough documentaries, it becomes nearly impossible to ignore the genre’s inherent artificiality; its entire purpose,...

Review: Mona Lisa

[The following review contains MAJOR SPOILERS; YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!] It’s remarkable how changing a single ingredient can significantly...

Revisiting Mars Attacks!

Mars Attacks! absolutely terrified me when it was first released. Actually, that’s a bit of an understatement. It would be more accurate...

Review: Confessions

Imagine Kinji Fukasaku’s Battle Royale. Now, replace most of the physical bloodshed with psychological warfare—a tense game of mental...

Review: Sakuran

Mika Ninagawa began her career as a photographer, and that background is clearly evident in Sakuran, her directorial debut. Every frame...

Review: Air Doll

On paper, the premise of Air Doll (an inflatable sex doll somehow develops sentience and proceeds to wander the streets of Tokyo) sounds...

Review: Bright Future

Despite his recent efforts to distance himself from the label, Kiyoshi Kurosawa is still best known as a “J-horror” director. Unlike his...

 

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