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  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha


    Me: There's no such thing as the perfect mov...

    Greta Gerwig: You called?

  • The Meetings of Anna

    The Meetings of Anna

    Chantal Akerman was a major rail buff, confirmed.

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  • Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas

    stunning cinematography that deconstructs some of the most notable iconography of the American West, but the emotional arc is underwhelming and vexing. Re: Travis, to quote a legend, "I'm supposed to feel sorry for that bitch?" Give me the one where we focus solely on Nastassja Kinski's character pls.

  • The Headless Woman

    The Headless Woman


    Lucrecia Martel’s third feature finds the Argentine director at the height of her talents. The Headless Woman is a study of a middle-class woman, Vero, who undergoes psychic turmoil after she commits a hit and run. Vero is unsure whether it was a dog or a poor child that she distractedly struck, and around her distress Martel builds a superbly directed film that reveals the moral emptiness of Argentina’s privileged classes.

    Throughout her career, Martel has focused her camera on…