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  • The Halt

    The Halt

    ★½

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    Hour 94.53-99.3

    “President E. Marcos authored Presidential Decree No. 1016 which created the Integrated Civilian Home Defense Unit or more popularly known as CHDF. More than 70,000 civilians were armed and given power to help quell the so-called rebellious deeds of the Communist Party of the Phillipines and the secessionism of the Moro Filipinos in Mindanao. The CHDF, which is a para-military force, had been one of the causes, of a vast human rights violations during the Martial Law…

  • Intimacies

    Intimacies

    ★★★★½

    There's a funny coincidence in Mitchell heralding Patrick Wang's The Bread Factory as one of his favourite films this month as there's a lot of connective tissue between these two films. Rather than using their communal centres to create improvisional troupes that wonder from scene to scene in search of meaning (Homages are everywhere but Rivette sticks out especially from Out 1 alone), both directors cleave their films in half, providing two hour setups to two hour payoffs, from intense…

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  • Project X

    Project X

    ★★★★★

    I spent my whole life wanting to be a mathematician. I excelled in it at primary school, continued it into secondary school where my capabilities made up for deficiencies in the social sciences and the like. This continued into college where I did my A Levels in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry, letting the STEM grandeur take over and shedding all other pursuits as inquisitive hobbies. This narcissism only continued when my master’s application was accepted, narrowing my focus…

  • Song to Song

    Song to Song

    ★★★★★

    I’d never seen a horizon in my life. A long stretch passed from the heavenly days of 1978 to twenty years later where a fine scarlet chasm gulfed between the terran and the avian on a crisp Christmas morning. Malick was in his element. Gosling took centre, his furrowed fibonacci brow vanishing at the centre of his twenty-eight whites. Mara followed next, a perpendicular angle connects her forearm to her guitar, her fingers strumming to Klaus Wiese’s vision to a…