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  • Beau Travail
  • Naked
  • Ten
  • Scenes from a Marriage

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  • Pornocracy: The New Sex Multinationals

    ★★★

  • The Dark Knight

    ★★★★★

  • 9/11: Inside the President's War Room

    ★★★★

  • Annette

    ★★★

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  • The Square

    The Square

    ★★★★½

    The Square is a sanctuary of trust and caring. Within it we all share equal rights and obligations

    Watching The Square for the first time in a cinema in 2017 was a completely different experience from seeing it on a laptop screen this time around. Being in the same physical space with another 80 people or so, highlighted the British own cultural rites of political correctness. Every awkward scene was accompanied by quiet tension in the air as the audience…

  • Inception

    Inception

    ★★★★

    I originally wrote it as a heist movie, and heist movies traditionally are very deliberately superficial in emotional terms. They’re frivolous and glamorous, and there’s a sort of gloss and fun to it. I originally tried to write it that way, but when I came back to it I realized that -- to me -- that didn’t work for a film that relies so heavily on the idea of the interior state, the idea of dream and memory. I realized…

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  • Oleg

    Oleg

    ★★★

    First, let me express how grateful I am to Mubi for making more Baltic films accessible to worldwide audiences. As a Lithuanian living in the UK, I find it extremely hard to find my native films here and wish that more people would get a chance to encounter Baltic cinema. There is still a lot of room for these national cinemas to improve, but recognition, feedback and visibility would give them the necessary opportunities for future collaborations and growth.

    Oleg

  • Naked

    Naked

    ★★★★½

    This was extremely intense and grim, but I'd repeat it anytime.

    My familiarisation with David Thewlis' acting started from his more recent appearances in Fargo and I'm thinking of ending things but even those excellent roles seem minute in comparison to his performance as Johnny in Naked, a role which propelled him to international fame.
    I could not help, but admire the clever writing, dialogues and believability of each character in the film. It finally all made sense, when after…