1990s

War and War Laszlo Krasznahorkai Review

War and War Laszlo Krasznahorkai Review

Korin, a middle-aged Hungarian archivist, is one day sifting through files when he happens to come across a piece of literature which he deems one of the most important documents he has ever found. Depressed and likely mentally ill, he sets out to eternalize this document before committing suicide – an act he has already …

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A Brighter Summer Day Review

A Brighter Summer Day Review

Identity is crafted in the formative years of youth, during school days and gatherings with friends, discovering hobbies, bonding with family, exploring one’s culture. Yet, if the world around this developing mind is rife with hardships, is itself lacking an identity, then these children, as we see in Edward Yang’s A Brighter Summer Day, will …

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Satantango Movie Review

Satantango Movie Review

Satantango opens with a man staring out a window. He looks out, and back in, out, and in again. Minutes pass in this scene in real-time, and when he moves away from the window, the camera holds still, no people in sight, for minutes more. Through this, a distant sound is heard – the mixture …

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Primeval and Other Times Review

Primeval and Other Times Review and Analysis

If the entirety of the world were condensed into a small village, and the human population into a few dozen characters, one would approach the town of Primeval. It is a world where the human, the natural, and the supernatural come together to play out the 20th-century. The world of Primeval is a look at …

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CivilWarLand in Bad Decline Review

CivilWarLand in Bad Decline Analysis and Review

The decaying theme park CivilWarLand finds itself hiring a mentally deranged Vietnam War veteran to protect the park from gangs; an obese employee at a faux-humane raccoon pest control agency suffers ridicule from his coworkers; a man working at a wave-making machine suffers the emotional repercussions of having accidentally killed a boy. These are the …

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Final Fantasy 3 Review

Final Fantasy 3 Review (PC)

The world of Final Fantasy 3 has been in a constant battle between light and dark. However, unlike the previous games, neither light nor dark are real representations of good and evil. Instead, they represent opposing forces that must be held in equilibrium. In this game, the forces of darkness have begun taking over, and …

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Vive l'Amour Review

Vive l’Amour Analysis and Review

Three young adults in Taiwan are living together under one roof, one of whom is completely unaware that anyone else is in the house. The first is a female real-estate agent trying to sell the luxurious apartment; one is a male “street vendor” who occasionally sleeps with her; and one is a columbarium salesman who …

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Carne gaspar noe

Carne Gaspar Noe Explained

The short film Carne (1991) was Gaspar Noe’s prequel to his first feature-length film seven years later, I Stand Alone (Seul Contre Tous). Noe is known for his provocation using anything from sexual violence to heavy drug use to gore. This film, even though it is very early in his filmography, is no different. Therefore, …

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