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  • Fight Club
  • Primer
  • Oldboy
  • Inception

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  • The Princess

    ★★★★½

  • Turning Red

    ★★★★★

  • CODA

    ★★★★★

  • Maika: The Girl From Another Galaxy

    ★★★★

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  • Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields

    Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields

    ★★★★

    If you've never listened to The Magnetic Fields, I'm not sure I'd recommend this documentary. It tracks the origin of The Magnetic Fields by following the life of it's members - namely Stephin Merritt, the cranky but talented lead. Without smiling once throughout the film, you learn how passionate Merritt is about creating music, and how his friendships have enabled that.

    It's less a narrative or conflict driven documentary, and more a retelling of the history of the band. If you haven't heard of The Magnetic Fields, go ahead and listen to every album they've put out then watch this.

  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

    Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

    ★★★½

    I hadn't heard much about this one when it came out, so I was pleasantly surprised by a lighthearted look at the end of the world (which, by the way is introduced in the first minute of the film). The chemistry between Carell and Knightley was the movie - mostly carried by Knightley. Carell played almost the same role as in Dan in Real Life, but with a different backdrop.