Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles ★★★

Not sure how I made it through this, but I made it. Excruciatingly, agonizingly, punishingly boring, but in a way hypnotic. This could have easily been cut to a 30-minute runtime, but part of the experience is the agony. By forcing you to endure 3 hours and 21 minutes of one woman’s painful solitude, you have no other choice but to empathize. I’m giving the 3-star rating because I get the exercise we are put through— and it’s effective — but it’s a relentless and brutal journey.