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  • Casablanca
  • Day for Night
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • We All Loved Each Other So Much

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  • Una famiglia mostruosa

  • Dead Uncle

    ★★★

  • They Talk

    ★★

  • Mother

    ★★★½

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  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★

    Four years in the life of Julie, a young woman exploring the winding road of life as she figures out what she wants from her career - and from her romantic relationships. Director Trier co-wrote this with his longtime associate Eskil Vogt, but they allegedly based the main character on in-depth conversations with their protagonist, Reinsve - which may account for the outstanding sincerity of her performance. Resisting any kind of self or hetero-imposed label, Julie affirms anyone's right to…

  • The Hill Where Lionesses Roar

    The Hill Where Lionesses Roar

    ★★½

    Frustrated in their dreams to escape their native village, three Kosovan girls turn to crime. Bajrami's debut as a feature film director and writer begins as a realistic drama to gradually build a dreamlike quality as the newly formed gang begins piling up robberies, loot, and money without anyone apparently noticing - that is, not until the very last minute of the film's running time, which brings the adventure to its expected, if somewhat baffling, conclusion. Uneven and scattershot, but ultimately impressive, "The Hill Where Lionesses Roar" makes up with raw energy for what it lacks in structure.

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  • We All Loved Each Other So Much

    We All Loved Each Other So Much

    ★★★★★

    Three war-time friends, and the girl they all fall for, live through 30 years of Italian history. Originally designed as a homage to Neorealism, a film that grew into a masterful compendium of Italian Comedy. Scola and co-writers Age and Scarpelli pack more ideas into it than most filmmakers produce in a lifetime and yet the film unfolds naturally combining sheer emotion with an accurate (and, to this day, unsurpassed) map of the way the social texture of Italy evolved after WWII. Stellar cast has never been greater. A cornerstone.

  • Bad Tales

    Bad Tales

    ★★★★

    Kids growing up in a Roman suburb explore their sexuality and withstand the pressure from the world of the adults. Two years after La terra dell'abbastanza, their sophomore feature reveals the D'Innocenzo bros as a creative force to be reckoned with. "Favolacce" is a disturbing ensemble of off-beat but eerily realistic characters where a constant sense of impending doom looms over a façade of Tupperware normality. Don't try and make sense of everything that goes on - just let it…