Review: As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty

directed by Jonas Mekas (2000) This world of ours is inscrutably bound to objective time. It traverses linearly, without any evident divagating from this prescribed course of action. Yet we,

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GASLIGHT (1944) by George Cukor – Review

GASLIGHT (1944) Dir. George Cukor Cast: Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer This film deals mainly with three themes: madness (or its prelude), toxic relationships (or, precisely, toxic partner), and an obsession

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Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned (2016) – Review

Did you know that I actually had the chance to meet Kang Dang Won in 2016 when one of his films premiered in Hong Kong? I am feeling so guilty

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Blade Runner 2049: beauty in visual poetry

Blade Runner 2049 is a fantastical film, created from the threads of visionaries, encompassing a dystopian world which is perhaps not too far removed from our own. I didn’t want

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The Post (2017) directed by Steven Spielberg

“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” These where the words of George Augustine Washington, a president

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Force of Evil – on Blu-ray on 11 June 2018

In this classic Film Noir, an ambitious but unscrupulous lawyer (John Garfield, The Postman Always Rings Twice) works for the mob, and scents the prospect of a personal fortune when

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La passion de Jeanne d’Arc (1928) dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer

As far back as I can remember, I have always been at odds with religion. I feel it is an exercise in futility, for it tries to compartmentalize all of

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Castaway on the Moon (2009) dir. Lee Hae-Jun

Castaway On the Moon is a very fun film to watch. But also highlights a phenomenon (known as Hikikomori in Japan) commonly seen in East Asian societies which is the

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The Shape of Water – An “eggstatic” Best Picture nomination

The most prominent affliction of The Shape Of Water is that it wants to gain legitimacy from a perceived purity of conscience, something it goes to great lengths to imbibe,

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The Phantom Thread (2018) dir. Paul Thomas Anderson

He rises again from his rest, another day upon the many. He brushes his hair, tucks in his pristine white shirt, checks over himself, and ensures all is exact and

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