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  • My Night at Maud's
  • Yi Yi
  • Irma Vep
  • Colossal Youth

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  • Aberración cromática (fiebre)

  • Earth Light

  • Simone Barbès or Virtue

  • Raising Victor Vargas

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  • Simone Barbès or Virtue

    Simone Barbès or Virtue

    Adored this. Like a French counterpart to Bette Gordon's Variety, it's more observational than it is eventful: first, Simone (Ingrid Bourgoin) waits for her shift as an usherette at a shabby porn theater to end, then she waits for her girlfriend to finish her shift at a lesbian bar, and lastly, she waits to arrive at her final destination as she shares a car ride with a stranger. In other words, Simone waits, and waits; her boredom is almost Jarmuschian.…

  • Love at Sea

    Love at Sea

    This floored me. How is this not more widely considered among the best of the French New Wave? The throbbing heartache, the blistering speed of the jump cuts, the astonishing beauty of the compositions rendered alternately in black and white and color… exhilarating.

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  • Residue

    Residue

    ★★★★

    A woozy, intimate, impressionistic debut, and a great one at that. The story is about Jay (Obinna Nwachukwu), a young filmmaker who returns from LA to his childhood neighborhood in Washington D.C. to work on a script. When he gets there, he’s troubled and disoriented by the gentrification he finds is revamping the streets on which he made the memories of his youth, and by the gun violence and drug use/dealing for which some of his old friends are doing serious…

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★★

    Dense and mystifying. It’s an unmooring in time and a maze of non sequiturs that Kaufman refuses to hold our hand through. As it does for Lucy, realizing that a relationship is on the brink of becoming serious, and the question of whether or not you should break it off, can open the floodgates to thoughts and anxieties about family, aging, the memories you have and will make, who you are now and who you'll be later. Kaufman wades through…