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  • The Story of Marie and Julien
  • A Gentle Woman
  • Running on Karma
  • Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

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  • Jauja

    ★★★★★

  • This Land Is Mine

    ★★★★★

  • Lisa and the Devil

    ★★★★½

  • The Bitter Stems

    ★★★½

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  • Day of the Dead

    Day of the Dead

    "civil behavior is what distinguishes us from the lower forms. it's what enables us to communicate, to go about things in an orderly fashion without attacking each other like beasts in the wild. civility must be rewarded, captain; if it isn't rewarded, then there's no use for it, no use for it at all."

    in his magnum opus, day of the dead, the third and final film in the dead series, much like the two preceding before it, reflects on…

  • Trouble Every Day

    Trouble Every Day

    in a filmography mostly, if not entirely, defined by a keen focus on lyrical, and often sensuous, explorations of the human condition in all its various outlets, from human psychology and physicality to sexuality and desire, Claire Denis's Trouble Every Day is perhaps the masterpiece most unique, daring, effective, and quintessential in a catalog full of films that can be called such; not solely because this would see Denis aiming her sights onto the horror genre but rather how she…

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  • Heat

    Heat

    if there's any director out there working today who understands this mixed feeling of malaise; of awe, and alienation, brought upon by an increasingly modern/suffocating/unrecognizable landscape, whether that be architectural or social, it would certainly be michael mann, whose work, from thief all the way to blackhat, is, in some way/shape/form, about that feeling, and if there's perhaps one film that encapsulates mann's essence and ideology more than any other, a masterpiece to stand tall above all the other masterpieces…

  • Femme Fatale

    Femme Fatale

    over the six decades of a long and illustrious career, working in genre's ranging from thrillers, to horror, to gangster epics, and even science fiction, one of the things that, though long established and well known, surprises me about the collective work of brian de palma is how much he understands the immense power images, film and otherwise, holds on us as individuals; showing us how they can unlock new perspectives, transforming/distorting our already pre-existing ones; whether that be for…