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.

  • Rhapsody Rabbit, 1946Rhapsody Rabbit, 1946
    Watched on Thursday April 28, 2022.
  • Bubble, 2022Bubble, 2022
    Watched on Thursday April 28, 2022.
  • The Pawnbroker, 1964The Pawnbroker, 1964
    Watched on Tuesday April 26, 2022.
  • dreamlあnd 2dreamlあnd 2
    A disgrace to the original.
  • Cockroach Calisthenics, 2017Cockroach Calisthenics, 2017
    They do be vibin.
  • Executive Koala, 2005Executive Koala, 2005
    Essential viewing for any aspiring koalas.
  • Booksmart, 2019Booksmart, 2019
    pain
  • Nightcrawler, 2014Nightcrawler, 2014
    Watched on Sunday April 24, 2022.
  • My Favorite Movies
    Kino Stand by Me The Great Escape The Lighthouse High and Low One Night in Miami... 1917 The Two Popes The King The Kill Team You Were Never Really Here ...plus 124 more. View the full list on Letterboxd.
  • Happy Wheels: The Series, 2016 - ★★★★★Happy Wheels: The Series, 2016 - ★★★★★
    I sent an email to Letterboxd requesting that this be added under their miniseries exception, so it won’t be like every other shitty meme thing that gets taken off the site within a day.My entire internet personality now revolves around Happy Wheels: The Series. This is my Joker.
  • Forest of Blades, 2022Forest of Blades, 2022
    Watched on Sunday April 24, 2022.
  • One, 2007One, 2007
    Michal Levy is an absolute chad. Someone should add the rest of his shorts to Letterboxd.
  • Clueless, 1995Clueless, 1995
    This movie may be a satire of 90s Los Angeles, but modern-day Los Angeles is a satire of this movie.
  • Alien Beasts, 1991Alien Beasts, 1991
    what
  • The Skin I Live In, 2011The Skin I Live In, 2011
    Watched on Friday April 22, 2022.
  • His and Her Circumstances, 1998His and Her Circumstances, 1998
    Watched on Friday April 22, 2022.
  • Fuck Cinema, 2004Fuck Cinema, 2004
    Watched on Thursday April 21, 2022.
  • Tokyo Blood, 1993Tokyo Blood, 1993
    Watched on Thursday April 21, 2022.
  • The Mystery of the Rabbit's Death, 2011The Mystery of the Rabbit's Death, 2011
    Watched on Thursday April 21, 2022.
  • Zonmi-chan: Halloween☆Special Movie!, 2015Zonmi-chan: Halloween☆Special Movie!, 2015
    Watched on Thursday April 21, 2022.
  • Hard to Be a God, 2013Hard to Be a God, 2013
    I thought this would be relatable from the title, but nope! It's just a guy rolling around in mud for three hours.
  • 20min Walk from Nishi-Ogikubo Station, 2 Bedrooms, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, 2mos Deposit, No Pets Allowed, 201420min Walk from Nishi-Ogikubo Station, 2 Bedrooms, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, 2mos Deposit, No Pets Allowed, 2014
    Despite its constant experimental use of depth perception, frustratingly rough outlines, and occasional stylistic swaps, it's still an extremely easy watch while containing some of the most impressive animation splendor I've ever seen. Meanwhile, the recent Jujutsu Kaisen film completely shits itself into an unwatchable mess whenever the fights reach their climax. There has to be a balance between visual spectacle and followable action! Maeda's work in general is superb and I hope more animators can take a page from his book.
  • Fires on the Plain, 2014Fires on the Plain, 2014
    Watched on Wednesday April 20, 2022.
  • Best Film for Every Runtime
    Up to three hours. Good Morning Giant Steps Sisyphus The Alphabet Thunder DAICON IV Opening Animation Calm Begone Dull Care 20min Walk from Nishi-Ogikubo Station, 2 Bedrooms, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, 2mos Deposit, No Pets Allowed Kanón ...plus 170 more. View the full list on Letterboxd.
  • Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade, 1999Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade, 1999
    Disappointingly conventional in comparison to the first two Kerberos films. After a stylish novelle vague inspired neo-noir cyberpunk action-comedy and a serene roadtrip film about daily life & order, it’s a bit underwhelming to see what’s simply a regular political thriller. Still great stuff, though. Adds a lot of interesting lore to the world and kept me hooked throughout. If you’ve watched and enjoyed this, please check out The Red Spectacles and Stray Dog! They’re far weirder as well as significantly better in my opinion!
  • Eu Fico Loko, 2017Eu Fico Loko, 2017
    If they ever found out that I was a fifteen-year-old kiss virgin, I’d be the loser of the entire school.
  • An Elephant Sitting Still, 2018An Elephant Sitting Still, 2018
    Watched on Tuesday April 19, 2022.
  • Kino, 2011Kino, 2011
    This was, indeed, Kino (2011).
  • Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer, 1984Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer, 1984
    mastapiece
  • Urusei Yatsura: Only You, 1983Urusei Yatsura: Only You, 1983
    Watched on Sunday April 17, 2022.
  • Stray Dog: Kerberos Panzer Cops, 1991Stray Dog: Kerberos Panzer Cops, 1991
    The world endsNot with a bangNot with a whimperBut with a vacation
  • Nowhere Girl, 2015Nowhere Girl, 2015
    HELL YEAH BABY VULGAR AUTEURISM HOLY SHIT OH GOD OH FUCK THE KINO IT’S PULSATING THROUGH MY VEINS I LOVE CINEMA I LOVE JAPAN I LOVE YOU OSHII PLEASE MARRY MEEEEEEEEEEEEE
  • The Evil Faerie, 1966The Evil Faerie, 1966
    Watched on Sunday April 17, 2022.
  • Nutter in the Night, 2022Nutter in the Night, 2022
    The day is saved!
  • Colour Poems, 1974Colour Poems, 1974
    Watched on Saturday April 16, 2022.
  • Pig, 2021Pig, 2021
    Watched on Saturday April 16, 2022.
  • About Time, 2013About Time, 2013
    Watched on Saturday April 16, 2022.
  • Batman Returns, 1992Batman Returns, 1992
    Watched on Saturday April 16, 2022.
  • Terkel in Trouble, 2004Terkel in Trouble, 2004
    Watched on Saturday April 16, 2022.
  • Kyousougiga, 2013Kyousougiga, 2013
    Y'know that thing Disney has been doing for the last decade by making overtly sentimental family dramas centered around supernatural allegories? This is basically a much better version of that.
  • A Dog's Will, 1999A Dog's Will, 1999
    Holy fucking shit. The theatrical cut may have been a solid film filled with various humorous gags and cultural references aplenty, but this version completely blows it out of the water. The added hour and ten minutes turns an already enjoyable production into a bona-fide masterpiece. Every new joke is knee-slappingly hilarious and the extra setups allow old ones to reach their full potential. The additional character development is nothing short of phenomenal, and the depth of the socio-economic commentary found here is unparalleled. An utter revelation for cinema and the greatest piece of art ever created.
  • Bad
    Fuck you Hamlet Mystic River Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl Spider-Man: No Way Home
  • The Fountain, 2007The Fountain, 2007
    Watched on Friday April 15, 2022.
  • Life Is But a Dream, 2022Life Is But a Dream, 2022
    Watched on Friday April 15, 2022.
  • Trash of Criterion Film Club Ranked
    Comment here to join! Chasing Amy Tiny Furniture
  • Good
    I like these Rashomon 8½ Weekend 2001: A Space Odyssey The Cremator Pastoral: To Die in the Country Hedgehog in the Fog Eraserhead Stalker The Angel ...plus 26 more. View the full list on Letterboxd.
  • Speed Crazy, 1959Speed Crazy, 1959
    Don’t crowd me, Joe.What a masterpiece.
  • Nutter in the Night, 2022Nutter in the Night, 2022
    The Morbius of cinema.
  • Who Flung Poo, 2004Who Flung Poo, 2004
    Me. I did.
  • Tiny Furniture, 2010Tiny Furniture, 2010
    This did not work for me whatsoever. I absolutely adore slice-of-life cinema and this is by no means an incompetent piece, but its characters are way too irritating to put up with. Even if this is the point, all it's really saying is "millennials bad." Not nuanced to work as a character/culture study nor is it charming enough to match the meditative mundanity of other works in the genre. Sorry!
  • Death, 2008Death, 2008
    Watched on Thursday April 14, 2022.
  • Nazi Sharks, 2015Nazi Sharks, 2015
    Watched on Thursday April 14, 2022.
  • Must-Sees
    "Must-see" is a term that has been overused to death for the longest time. When you call something a "must-see,' you're labeling it as a true standout work in the entire scope of the medium. A work which cannot be missed no matter what kind of cinephile you are. While a term like "masterpiece" can be thrown around easily due to how many films there are which demonstrate a mastery in one aspect or another, some of these movies lack accessibility or the ability to open others up to the wonders of the categories they represent. Is April Story a masterpiece? Hell yeah, but it's hard to imagine someone who isn't already into slice-of-life getting all too much out of it. The Birth of a Nation is a pivotal moment in cinema history for so many reasons, but its abhorrent racism makes it difficult for most to return to. The Monogatari series is one of the most innovative projects of the 21st century thus far and quite possibly the entire scope of art as a whole, but it contains countless barriers to entry including deconstructions of anime-specific elements which will only be appreciated by a niche audience. Pastoral: To Die in the Country is nothing short of phenomenal, yet Terayama's earlier Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets is a far more revolutionary and clear-cut demonstration of his style. This is a short list of the works I consider to be most important due to how well they represent their genre/era or the sheer influence they had. Don't expect anything with a large majority of its impact being cultural (i.e. Star Wars). 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. Man with a Movie Camera The use of documentary filmmaking to construct a sprawling, impactful narrative. A modern alternative would be Koyaanisqatsi. Un Chien Andalou Luis Buñuel's debut and the most important short film ever made. A masterpiece of avant-garde cinema. 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. ...plus 47 more. View the full list on Letterboxd.
  • Eye Myth, 1977Eye Myth, 1977
    Someone posted it yet again as a gif on Discord so now I feel the need to log it as rewatched. I hate myself.
  • Hedgehog in the Fog, 1975Hedgehog in the Fog, 1975
    Watched on Thursday April 14, 2022.
  • Free Time, 2019 - ½Free Time, 2019 - ½
    FUCK YOUAWFUL MOVIEFAKE CINEMA
  • 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 ...plus 116 more. View the full list on Letterboxd.

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