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  • Fanny and Alexander
  • Where Is My Friend's House?
  • Still Walking
  • The Sacrifice

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  • Fat City

  • California Split

  • Winter's Bone

  • Ride in the Whirlwind

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  • Retribution

    Retribution

    ★★★★

    ***No Spoilers***


    Fans of Kurosawa's Pulse, Cure, and more recent film Creepy should consider giving Retribution (Sakebi) some of their time. Kurosawa seems to have crafted a uniververse for his horror films, one where his films are able to build from one another and work together to study what can broadly be called "the human condition," but more accurately emotions and the human psyche. He recycles visual motifs in a way that doesn't feel tired, but enlightening and mystifying in…

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    ★★★★★

    Akerman is undoubtedly one of the greatest film-makers/ artists to ever live.

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  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★★

    Jeremy Saulnier's Green Room is a masterpiece of time, space, and that all too agonizing dreadfulness that he was reaching for with Blue Ruin, but absolutely nails in this heavy and deliberately painful film.

    Green Room is similar in nature to Blue Ruin. We have four punk rock bandmates who are of the kind that you probably know, but most of all they are human, and by that I mean that they are not purely pretentious dirt bags that don't…

  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★★½

    David Robert Mitchell's second feature digs into that feeling that most of us experience in our younger years, and that may follow us through adulthood.

    Mitchell taps into something that is chilling, painful, and personal. I've been haunted by this feeling myself, and I am still. Whether it be through sexual intercourse or just a serious relationship, we can be effected by the connections we make, especially when we are in our late teens. Things feel different, weird. We make…