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  • Mr. Gullible

    Mr. Gullible


    Mehrjui's immediate follow-up to his classic film, The Cow, is rather blunt in its presentation of themes and extremely predictable in its plotting, but Ali Nassirian's iconic performance as the titular character -- a villager, in the big city for the first time, who is duped by everybody from train station robbers to a dancer he falls hopelessly in love with -- carries the film. Nassirian's background in performative arts and the theatricality of his work in this film becomes…

  • The Babadook

    The Babadook


    Without resorting to gore and with an almost childishly simplistic design for its monster, Kent's brilliant film feels at once simple and complex, and incredibly entertaining.