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Only God Forgives (2013)

Well well well well here’s a turn up for the books. Nearly didn’t bother seeing this as it was kicked around by critics and most web reviews. If you want to see a gloriously shot chain of extremely violent murders, then this is the film for you. Turns out I was absolutely up for seeing exactly that. There will be people who call this film empty, but I think it’s extremely well crafted, and I can’t argue with the feeling it left me with when I was leaving the cinema. Wasn’t expecting this one.

9/10

Ugetsu Monogatari (1953)

Ahhhhhh it’s so so so good. Haunting, gripping, amazingly shot. The use of lighting was particularly awesome in parts. Reminds me a lot of the two Kaneto Shindo films that I love, Onibaba and Kuroneko, but made 10 years earlier. Japanese cinema is exciting me more than any other atm.

There was one shot particularly that surprised me, I had to rewind it and watch it again, (spoilers) when he first returns home to his empty house, in one continuous shot he leaves through another door, enters once again through the first entrance, and his wife is right there cooking over the fire.

9.5/10

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