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  • His Motorbike, Her Island

    His Motorbike, Her Island

    ★★½

    Way too much intrusive string soundtrack and I wasn't feeling most of the editing choices. tbh I only really cared about the way the unexpectedly handsome young!TakeuchiRiki caresses his bike and the fact that he takes off his clothes a bit more frequently than the women.
    The film pretends to paint this portrait of a free, independent woman by wanting to ride his Kawasaki but it's still his Kawasaki, right?
    (I hope Obayashi's other films will be more to my liking... I only watched House more than a decade ago and I'm trying to catch up but this wasn't a good start.)

  • Head On

    Head On

    ★★★½

    Gorgeous 90s indie colors and really overall well-done on a technical level (including the sound design and soundtrack choices, also featuring this track slightly before it was used in The Matrix), but I probably would've enjoyed a whole film about Toula more.
    I just can't identify with this whole physically aggressive gay macho stereotype and Toula is endlessly more brave than this faggot. It's not about the anger, I absolutely get that since I was forced to come out just…

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  • First Name: Carmen

    First Name: Carmen

    ★★★

    The real tea here is that Adjani was supposed to play Carmen, but left the set after finding it too difficult to work with Godard. This happened after she played Anna in Zulawski's Possession. Just let that sink in.

  • Totally Fucked Up

    Totally Fucked Up

    ★★★★

    gay culture today: "drag her! slay her! read her! sipping on that true tea hunty! i live! this is giving me life hunty! yas mawma! yaaass!!"

    gay culture 1993: can this world really be as sad as it seems?

    Obviously the film is also campy as fuck (I haven't seen the other 2 in the trilogy yet tho) and fun to watch, but then when it literally says START NARRATIVE HERE it actually demands to be taken serious. Also I…