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  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • La Jetée
  • Don't Look Now
  • The Intruder

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  • Crimes of the Future

  • You Won't Be Alone

    ★★★

  • RRR

  • Memoria

    ★★★★

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  • You Won't Be Alone

    You Won't Be Alone

    ★★★

    The inverse of LAMB - the other Noomi Rapace folk horror thing from last year. That movie was nicely shaped and pressurized and pretty stupid in the end, to the point that the ending only works as a joke on the idea of endings; this one’s repetitive and even boring in its studied, artful, elliptical way,  but increasingly poignant and humane as it goes along. If it’s all a bit grasping and pretentious, it’s not stupid. It’s also not “elevated”…

  • Above Suspicion

    Above Suspicion

    ★★½

    “Doing it:” the movie

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  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I’ve been trying to put my finger on what bugs me so much about this movie, and sometimes I think it’s as simple as recognizing how hard its director - the very savvy and impressively successful Julia Ducornau - is *trying* to bug me: me, you, and everyone we know, and because Titane won the Palme, everyone you know is going to see it and be obliged to have an opinion on its self-consciously provocative contents, and maybe also on…

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★½

    Inside Out Llewyn Davis