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  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • Spirited Away
  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • All About My Mother

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  • Bad Education

    ★★★★½

  • Starship Troopers

    ★★★★

  • She's Gotta Have It

    ★★★★

  • All About My Mother

    ★★★★★

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  • Bad Education

    Bad Education

    ★★★★½

    "Bad Education" packs in double the number of twists and turns than Almodóvar's early thrillers (i.e. "Law of Desire" and "Matador"), yet almost never becomes convoluted from start to finish. Dizzying, yes. But it's the movie's meticulously layered storytelling that justifies his reputation as being one of Spain's most acclaimed auteurs.

  • Starship Troopers

    Starship Troopers

    ★★★★

    Tucked underneath the gory blockbuster action exterior of "Starship Troopers" is a razor-sharp satire on how America's patriotic allegiance to our armed forces can pose a toxically authoritarian influence on the soldiers in combat. Knowing the hell and back we've endured these past five to six years, it should come as no surprise how well this film has held up.

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  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    ★★★★½

    "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" simultaneously flips the conventional logic of Medieval folklore tropes and clichés, using its lack thereof as its main driving force. The result is a 92-minute farcical romp where the King Arthur legend is interpreted through a "method-to-the-madness" approach, with a hint of that British cynicism we come to expect from troupes like M.P.

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    ★★★★★

    "Dr. Strangelove" is a comedic marvel that not only provides catharsis for people who fear the existential threat of nuclear war but critiques our country's ideological divide and points out the ineptitude often fueling it. One could even use the film to draw parallels to the state of American democracy these past few years. That's how well this movie has held up!