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  • Jules and Jim
  • The Emigrants
  • The Tree of Wooden Clogs
  • A Brighter Summer Day

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  • All That Heaven Allows

  • Mirch Masala

  • Prayers for the Stolen

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  • Titane

    Titane

    It's not my kinda film but I love the energy the film persists throughout, I’ll admit that there are times when Titane can feel a little too meticulously engineered for its own good. But we have entered the modern dilemma, there's no surprise the films are being in a very transgressive state, and this is a pretty hard one to digest. It's a surprise winner at Cannes as well.

    Anybody can draw up a shopping list of edgelord provocations and go grab…

  • Breaking the Waves

    Breaking the Waves

    Von Trier attempt to imagine a world presided over by a god made in his own, disdainful, somewhat psychopathic, image.
    The themes of devotion and redemption through sin are perfectly laid out, the jump cuts and grainy footage made it more angelic. So much raw intensity in emotion and perspective. The static and quite dim pace subtracts potential substance in the progression of some sequences and transitions

    With acidic elements of criticism towards moral structures within Christianity, Trier explores the…

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  • Taste of Cherry

    Taste of Cherry

    Have I seen anything more realistic than this?
    Taste of Cherry, in which he examines the precariousness of life without the backdrop of natural disaster, the calamity is private and subjective. We are never told what it is. Perhaps it is life itself. Kiarostami's prominent use of the deserts, mountains, and countryside of Iran heightens the lyrical qualities of his sparse, winding narratives.

    Most of the film is given to conversations he has with three men he thus importunes: a young, Kurdish…

  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

    Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

    Once Upon a Time in Anatolia’s lasting power resides in the intimate knowledge of small-town power dynamics brought to the production by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, and in the quiet, commanding intelligence of its social vision. It's audacious, uncompromising and possessed of mysterious grandeur in its wintry pessimism.

    A simple crime drama transpiring over the course of a single night and day, with little plot development other than the discovery of a body, it manages to encapsulate the vicissitudes and virtues of the…