From Fade in to Fade Out, join Owen as he analyzes on a daily basis new releases and culture classics from every corner of the globe.

  • Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water - Nautilus Story, 1991Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water - Nautilus Story, 1991
    Watched on Thursday June 9, 2022.
  • Ma'amalade Sandwich, Your Majesty?, 2022Ma'amalade Sandwich, Your Majesty?, 2022
    Watched on Thursday June 9, 2022.
  • Futari wa Precure Max Heart Movie 2: Friend of Yukizora, 2005Futari wa Precure Max Heart Movie 2: Friend of Yukizora, 2005
    Watched on Thursday June 9, 2022.
  • Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, 1965Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, 1965
    The perfect slice of 60s heaven. Absolutely everything I could want from an exploitation film and then some. Extremely campy while remaining highly thrilling and perpetually badass. The girls have such sharp characterization and I love their unique dynamics. Fantastic music and editing, as well. The amount of pure excitement I got from watching this on my laptop is genuinely comparable to when I watched Revue Starlight in theaters.
  • Avalon, 2001Avalon, 2001
    Watched on Tuesday June 7, 2022.
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    Watched on Tuesday June 7, 2022.
  • asdfmovie13, 2020asdfmovie13, 2020
    Watched on Tuesday June 7, 2022.
  • asdfmovie12, 2019asdfmovie12, 2019
    Watched on Tuesday June 7, 2022.
  • asdfmovie11, 2018asdfmovie11, 2018
    Watched on Tuesday June 7, 2022.
  • asdfmovie10, 2017asdfmovie10, 2017
    Watched on Tuesday June 7, 2022.
  • asdfmovie9, 2015asdfmovie9, 2015
    Watched on Tuesday June 7, 2022.
  • asdfmovie8, 2014asdfmovie8, 2014
    Watched on Tuesday June 7, 2022.
  • asdfmovie7, 2013asdfmovie7, 2013
    Watched on Tuesday June 7, 2022.
  • asdfmovie6, 2013asdfmovie6, 2013
    Watched on Tuesday June 7, 2022.
  • asdfmovie5, 2012asdfmovie5, 2012
    Watched on Tuesday June 7, 2022.
  • asdfmovie4, 2011asdfmovie4, 2011
    Watched on Tuesday June 7, 2022.
  • asdfmovie3, 2010asdfmovie3, 2010
    Watched on Tuesday June 7, 2022.
  • asdfmovie2, 2010asdfmovie2, 2010
    Watched on Tuesday June 7, 2022.
  • asdfmovie, 2008asdfmovie, 2008
    Watched on Tuesday June 7, 2022.
  • Thingu, 2012Thingu, 2012
    Watched on Tuesday June 7, 2022.
  • Joy Street, 1995Joy Street, 1995
    Watched on Tuesday June 7, 2022.
  • Jabberwocky, 1977Jabberwocky, 1977
    An enjoyable enough British comedy. Lacks the same personality or flair as Monty Python and the Holy Grail and none of the more serious aspects feel particularly interesting. That being said, there are some very good compositions. I especially like the sets and lighting in the first half.
  • Good
    I like these M Rashomon 8½ Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Woman in the Dunes PlayTime Weekend 2001: A Space Odyssey The Cremator Pastoral: To Die in the Country 36 more. View the full list on Letterboxd.
  • Malice@Doll, 2001Malice@Doll, 2001
    At a complete loss for words. Absolute perfection on an aesthetic level and Konaka’s writing is simply brilliant. Definitely an all-time great cinematic achievement.
  • Maraschino Ruby, 2022Maraschino Ruby, 2022
    Was just watching more Yuuyami Doori Tankentai (which is absolutely incredible so far, I highly recommend it) until this popped up on the YouTube sidebar.Very cute! Might want to see the full film.
  • Blind Fury, 1989Blind Fury, 1989
    Watched on Sunday June 5, 2022.
  • Revue Starlight: The Movie, 2021Revue Starlight: The Movie, 2021
    Longing for starlightTrapped in starlight
  • Revue Starlight: Rondo Rondo Rondo, 2020Revue Starlight: Rondo Rondo Rondo, 2020
    Watched on Saturday June 4, 2022.
  • Top Gun: Maverick, 2022Top Gun: Maverick, 2022
    Watched on Saturday June 4, 2022.
  • Fire Emblem, 1995Fire Emblem, 1995
    Watched on Friday June 3, 2022.
  • What Is a Woman?, 2020What Is a Woman?, 2020
    Watched on Friday June 3, 2022.
  • Top Gun, 1986Top Gun, 1986
    Watched on Friday June 3, 2022.
  • Maborosi, 1995Maborosi, 1995
    Whereas Still Walking and Shoplifters were certainly more Ozu with their focus on family & community, Maborosi finds itself more akin to an Iwai work with its individualist approach to healing. I can't say it does quite as much for me as the melancholic sorrow of Tokyo Story nor the soothing despair of All About Lily Chou Chou as far as tragedy-focused slice-of-life narratives go, but comparing it to two top-tier masterpieces is a bar that's way too fucking high—especially for a debut. Not to mention that the film is still absolutely fantastic in its own right and delivers its own heartfelt tale of self-help and exploration. Excited to see more from Kore-eda!
  • What Is a Woman?, 2022What Is a Woman?, 2022
    I'm not really upset at this documentary for being misleading as much as I'm upset at it for being completely useless. Yet another piece that refuses to challenge absolutely anyone. The description states that it's "the documentary that they don't want you to see" when in reality it's just the creators that don't want you to see it. If they wanted to make a statement for everyone to recognize, they'd upload it to YouTube for free like Dominion. Instead, it's given as a reward to subscribers of conservative news outlet The Daily Wire. The only people that get to watch this are the people who already know about and admire this rather biased source, A.K.A. people who most likely contain their specific, ideal system of beliefs. Nothing in the film answers any of the questions liberals have about right-wing ideologies. They make such a big deal out of a book targeted at ten-year-olds which teaches them about sex when it's never particularly answered why this is such a harrowing thing to behold. It's all made under the assumption that your ethics align with theirs, and this is something I found much more consistent than any sort of direct misinformation. Not to say there isn't any of that, though. It's noted that the film dwells on child sex change operations when practically every location in the world has it illegal for anyone under the age of eighteen to undergo such surgeries. It pains me because, like No Safe Spaces, there are some interesting segments that could've made for an engaging and thought-provoking documentary. Yes, society is struggling with conceived notions of gender roles, and it isn't particularly as simple as "people can only be born a woman" nor "anyone who wants to be a woman is a woman." The problem is that the movie wants you to think things should go back to the way they were; back to the times where transgenders were universally shunned outright. It doesn't once suggest continuing to think things through and it certainly doesn't care about those who were harmed by the older ways. The significance that gender has at all in our modern society is barely touched upon. All in all, this is nothing more than preaching to the choir, and it certainly isn't half substantial enough to turn any liberal heads.
  • Crimes of the Future, 2022Crimes of the Future, 2022
    This is the film that Cronenberg has wanted to make since the beginning of his career. You can tell because it’s 5% grotesque shit happening and 95% characters standing around talking about grotesque shit as a not-so-subtle metaphor for the creation of art and its place in the progression of our species.
  • Paint Drying, 2016Paint Drying, 2016
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  • Crimes of the Future, 1970Crimes of the Future, 1970
    Watched on Thursday June 2, 2022.
  • Stereo (Tile 3B of a CAEE Educational Mosaic), 1969Stereo (Tile 3B of a CAEE Educational Mosaic), 1969
    Watched on Thursday June 2, 2022.
  • From the Drain, 1967From the Drain, 1967
    Watched on Thursday June 2, 2022.
  • Transfer, 1966Transfer, 1966
    Watched on Thursday June 2, 2022.
  • Zatoichi and the Chess Expert, 1965Zatoichi and the Chess Expert, 1965
    Yeah... I need a break from Zatoichi. At least the original series. I love the character and the first six films, but everything since Flashing Sword has felt rather stale.
  • DAICON IV Opening Animation, 1983DAICON IV Opening Animation, 1983
    in between reality and a dream
  • Churuli, 2021Churuli, 2021
    Watched on Wednesday June 1, 2022.
  • Pupa, 2019Pupa, 2019
    Watched on Wednesday June 1, 2022.
  • Zatoichi and the Doomed Man, 1965Zatoichi and the Doomed Man, 1965
    Watched on Wednesday June 1, 2022.
  • Tempura, 2014Tempura, 2014
    Watched on Wednesday June 1, 2022.
  • Advanced Anime
    Anime is more than just weeb shit. This list explores the works of Japanese animation which push the medium to their limits and beyond. Expect the experimental and the extreme. No punches held! Belladonna of Sadness The final and most famed work in the spiritual "Animerama" trilogy. Tons of surreal imagery representative of 70s sexual liberation. Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer Takes the beloved characters and formula of Urusei Yatsura only to twist them on their heads. Wonderful metacommentary paired with Oshii's glorious sensibilities. The Death Lullaby Unabashedly political and angry. Looks and feels like a piece of lost media, but it's easy to find on even YouTube. Angel's Egg The removal of religion and loss of faith portrayed in all its sadness. One of the most melancholic films ever made. Urotsukidōji: Legend of the Overfiend Animation at its most exploitative and overwhelming. Also contains some absolutely gorgeous animation. Watch the English dub for the funnies. Revolutionary Girl Utena Gender roles challenged with Lynchian storytelling and gorgeous subtext from Ikuhara. Noiseman Sound Insect Morimoto's stylized aesthetics at their most extravagant. Sixteen minutes only, but insanely memorable. Serial Experiments Lain Quite possibly the greatest thing to air on the small screen. Tackles transhumanism and modern-age tech in an immensely gripping, abstract mystery fashion. A Piece of Phantasmagoria Soothing above all else. Simple, yet beautiful. Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Adolescence of Utena The incredible thematic conclusion to Revolutionary Girl Utena and a spectacle of experimentality unlike any you've seen before. 17 more. View the full list on Letterboxd.
  • Beginner Anime
    Looking to see what this "Japanimation" craze is all about? Look no further! These are the ins and outs of what the medium has to offer. When you're done there’s even crazier stuff for you to appreciate! Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro Miyazaki's first feature film and the perfect Lupin adventure. Charming in every way. Urusei Yatsura: Only You An introduction to common comedic anime dynamics through this faithful film spin-off of the revolutionary animated sitcom. Before Urusei Yatsura, there were no waifus. DAICON IV Opening Animation A four-minute geeky passion project made with pure love. Beautifully animates and homages tons of popular properties. Akira Gorgeously stylish cyberpunk bliss. Everything incredible about 80s sci-fi in one bombastic film. Ghost in the Shell More cyberpunk kino, but this time from the ultra-imaginative mind of Mamoru Oshii. The biggest influence on the widely beloved Matrix franchise as well as several other American productions. Neon Genesis Evangelion Literally Evangelion. The backbone of the creative boom in television anime that can still be felt today. Gunsmith Cats A stunningly crafted recreation of Chicago along with the most realistic portrayal of firearms found in the medium. Pure fun through and through. Perfect Blue Satoshi Kon's meticulously crafted thriller masterpiece. Will make you question reality at every turn. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion The thrilling, bizarre conclusion of Evangelion! Bigger and better than its parent series in every way. Berserk Dark fantasy at its finest. The most engaging animated imagining of Miura's masterpiece thus far. 15 more. View the full list on Letterboxd.
  • Father Stu, 2022Father Stu, 2022
    Watched on Tuesday May 31, 2022.
  • Zatoichi's Revenge, 1965Zatoichi's Revenge, 1965
    Watched on Tuesday May 31, 2022.
  • The Rising of the Shield Hero, 2019The Rising of the Shield Hero, 2019
  • Picnic, 1996Picnic, 1996
    Quite possibly the weakest work I’ve seen from Iwai (bar one or maybe two of his early television specials), but still a damn good film. I find that Iwai is at his best when exploring individuality through meditative sections and representations of inner-peace, but Picnic finds itself consistently darker than any of the director’s other outings. All About Lily Chou Chou, Vampire, and even Undo have more moments examining the loneliness of their protagonists and the subtle interactions they have with their environments. This movie just doesn’t play to Iwai’s strengths as well, despite having a rather amusing focus on mental health and the abandonment of reality. Still can’t help but adore the man’s style and sensibilities.
  • The Trilogy
    Werckmeister Harmonies Happy Wheels: The Series I Tried Asking While Kowtowing
  • The Man Who Stole the Sun, 1979The Man Who Stole the Sun, 1979
    Watched on Monday May 30, 2022.
  • Hype
    Things that I am actively hyped to watch. Anne of Green Gables Army of Shadows Azumanga Daioh Bamboozled Bartender Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Police Tactics Beauty and the Beast Braindead Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Prologue: Sakura and the Two Bears Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind 32 more. View the full list on Letterboxd.
  • Advanced Cinema
    Gone through all the essentials? You’re ready for the bizarre, vulgar, controversial, and downright ugly! Chances are that you won’t care for a lot of these, but that’s to be expected. It’s meant to introduce you to some of cinema’s niche subcultures and help you define your taste. This list has a complete disregard for sensitive content, so please make sure to go into these films as carefully as possible. Man with a Movie Camera Sprawling documentary footage used to construct an impactful narrative about everyday life. A modern alternative would be Koyaanisqatsi. Un Chien Andalou Luis Buñuel's avant-garde masterpiece and arguably the most important short film ever made. Meshes of the Afternoon Invented an aesthetic that practically revolutionized darker media as we know it. La Jetée Relentlessly brutal sci-fi which says more about the human condition in under half an hour than most masterpieces do in four times the runtime. 8½ Fellini's hellscape of comedy and madness. You've seen nothing like it. Woman in the Dunes Gorgeously shot and hypnotic, yet immensely displeasuring. Truly gives you a piece of the psychological torture that the protagonist suffers. Dog Star Man Brakhage's experimental quirks on full display. You will experience visions unlike anything you've seen before. Au Hasard Balthazar Bresson's minimalistic, despairing classic. Highly philosophical and somewhat exhausting. Daisies Chaotic and hilarious. These two girls will make you love anarchy like never before. Titicut Follies A scathing look at everything horrid about the American prison system. Documentary filmmaking with the power to make a change. 45 more. View the full list on Letterboxd.
  • Beginner Cinema
    Want to get into cinema and don't know where to start? Well, this is just the list for you! A great balance of history and variety. Nothing too experimental or inapproachable... yet. Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages The (non-racist) start of Hollywood. An instantly recognizable epic and the perfect D.W. Griffith work for newcomers. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari The birth of horror. Its aesthetic remains immensely unique and untouched. A powerful work of German expressionism with outstanding classical set design. Battleship Potemkin An important insight into the rise of communism as well as an intriguing piece of propaganda filmmaking. Timeless in its technical merits. The General The perfect silent slapstick comedy. Sure, Modern Times could've easily taken its place, but I prefer this one. Metropolis The most important science fiction film ever made. Worth studying inside and out. The Passion of Joan of Arc A historical biopic notable for its use of a real-life transcript and claustrophobic cinematography. The Wizard of Oz Pure technicolor bliss. The film that essentially defines cinema in the 1930s. Fantasia The perfect demonstration of visuals created for music. Also displays the capabilities of western animation better than any other film. Citizen Kane What the fuck do you want me to say? Double Indemnity The most important noir of them all. If you have to watch just one, make it this. 40 more. View the full list on Letterboxd.
  • My Collection
    Nothing too impressive so far, but it's slowly growing.Not mentioned:It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Seasons 1-3 DVDMr. Robot Season 1 DVD Godzilla Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films Criterion Set Godzilla Raids Again Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films Criterion Set King Kong vs. Godzilla Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films Criterion Set Mothra vs. Godzilla Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films Criterion Set Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films Criterion Set Invasion of Astro-Monster Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films Criterion Set Ebirah, Horror of the Deep Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films Criterion Set Son of Godzilla Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films Criterion Set Destroy All Monsters Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films Criterion Set All Monsters Attack Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films Criterion Set 116 more. View the full list on Letterboxd.

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