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  • There Will Be Blood
  • Persona
  • 8½
  • The Devils

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  • Benedetta

    ★★★★½

  • Hell on Earth: The Desecration & Resurrection of The Devils

  • Red Rocket

    ★★★★

  • Hard to Be a God

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  • Benedetta

    Benedetta

    ★★★★½

    I’ve always contended, Paul Verhoeven is a devoutly moral filmmaker, and late in his career, he’s found a co-author in David Birke, who shares his fascination to provoke on an intellectual level, as much as a physical one. Whether it’s disguising a drama about the [often] tenuous nature of feminine power in modern society as rape/revenge in “Elle”, or taping the rich vein of nunsploitation to ask probing questions about personal faith and sexual expression in “Benedetta”. It’s high camp…

  • Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

    Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

    ★★★

    …and, you thought Ridley Scott gave zero fucks.

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  • November

    November

    ★★★★

    Echoes of Bergman’s “The Virgin Spring”, or the work of David Lynch and Luis Buñuel are apparent, but Rainer Sarnet is no mere collage artist. He conjures a strange, often ephemeral fairytale like no other. For all its unrelenting grossness and defiant austerity, there is an undeniable beauty beneath the quagmire of piss and shit, dirt and blood. Give yourself over to its trance-like power.

  • Chasing Amy

    Chasing Amy

    ★★★★

    God, I miss “Chasing Amy” Kevin Smith. Such a raw, passionate, deeply felt work.