1990s

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

Introduction: 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 …

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Final Fantasy 3 Review

Final Fantasy 3 Review (PC)

Introduction: 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, …

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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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GoodFellas Review

GoodFellas Review

GoodFellas (1990) begins as the true coming-of-age story of a soon to be New York mobster, Henry Hill (played by Ray Liotta). It then progresses into a tapestry of mafia life during the different decades he is a member, as well as taking time to flesh out his wife, Karen, who has now become a …

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Maborosi Review

Maborosi Review

Introduction Maborosi (Japanese: Maboroshi no Hikari) is director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s debut film from 1995. In it, he explores the life of a 25-year old single mother (Yumiko) after the unexpected death of her husband (Ikuo). The film follows her as she then finds herself in an arranged marriage with another widow while still trying to …

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Resident Evil 3 Remake Review

Resident Evil 3 Remake Review

Introduction Resident Evil 3: Nemesis was released in 1999, shortly after Resident Evil 2. In 2020, the remake of the game, Resident Evil 3 Remake, was released. Both games follow Jill Valentine (making her return from Resident Evil 1) and Carlos Oliveira (an Umbrella Mercenary) as they try to obtain the vaccine to the virus …

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Kids 1995 Review

Kids 1995 Review

Kids (1995) tells the story of 24-hours in the life of a group of teenage friends in mid-90s New York City. It depicts their exploits ranging from fighting and skating to drug use and sex. The movie has gained the status of being highly controversial for its depictions of teenage sexuality. It is the directorial …

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