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  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    ★★★★½

    *Alexa play Vivaldi’s Winter*

    A craft of extreme pain, an exotic ballet of bullet, brick-by-brick, body by body, here comes Parabellum to bequeath you with some of the most breathtaking blows of violence in the most wickedly elegant fashion. It is a head-blasting fever dream that delivers not just entertainment but undiluted madcap vigor that elevates the John Wick saga to an echelon of wonder, consisting an uncountable amount of bone-crunching snaps, jaw-breaking moves, knife-chucking, belt-whipping, dog-biting, and horse-kicking manias.…

  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★★★

    Let’s sign a petition for Lee Chang-Dong to adapt all of Murakami’s books into films because this man captures the essences perfectly: felines, wells, jazz, American literature, masturbation, sex, loneliness, brooding introspection, meandering mood, metaphorical dreams/illusions, female obsession, etc. A dead-or-alive Schrödinger cat, an invisible fruit getting peeled, a writer that doesn’t write, a well that nobody seems to remember, a woman who disappears, a man who’s constantly bored, a conundrum that doesn't get solved and a fire that leaves no ashes behind...Like seriously, what do you talk about when you talk about Burning?

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  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    I hate to go on ranting about this but how did a flashy, out of sync, lousily made music video get a nod for best picture? This just ain't it. Fantasy or not, I don't care because it shouldn't exist. For many great indies the Academy have blatantly shrugged off their shoulders, yet they sing praises for some toneless, dispassionate surface-level garbage helmed by a serial rapist. It's a shame but now here we are choked, baffled, beaten by frustrations. Seriously, this is what "no escape from reality" feels like and it's downright suffocating.

  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★★★

    “People’s memories are maybe the fuel they burn to stay alive.”  (Haruki Murakami)

    An invisible tangerine is peeled, the key is to forget that it's not there. Stories are told through nebulous smoke. A naked body’s incinerated with orange hues fuming the air, and the echoes of bated breaths have remained deep in the bones. Burning revolves around a poor country boy Lee Jong-su, who claimed to be a writer yet not once do we ever see him write. Maybe…