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  • Taste of Cherry
  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • The Fiancés
  • The Wind Rises

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  • Assault on Precinct 13

    ★★★½

  • Café Lumière

    ★★★★½

  • Drive My Car

    ★★★★½

  • Happiness

    ★½

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  • Veranito (Once Again)

    Veranito (Once Again)

    ★★★

    Veranito is a film that never settles; it fascinates because it finds pleasure in being unsure of what it wants to be. It is always in the process of becoming, without ever wanting to establish a set identity. What appears to be nothing more than home video turns into something else when a voice-over is synced-up, and the ramblings of a young girl breathe a new dimension to the unrelated documentary images it's been paired up with which now contain…

  • Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now

    ★★★

    Working on the sound design of Apocalypse Now, director Francis Ford Coppola discusses how the soundtrack should give audiences the feeling of traveling back in time. True to his word, we begin with Jim Morrison, The Stones, just as Wagner crashes in to signal the start of our trip to the past. As the film progresses, the further our protagonist heads upriver, Père Coppola’s haunting electronic score, replicating primitive rhythms and Tomita synthesizers, takes over. By the film’s end, the…

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  • Can't Get You Out of My Head

    Can't Get You Out of My Head

    “Nothing ever change,” sing The Specials in the opening of Adam Curtis’ latest diagnosis of the modern world. On the contrary: many things have changed except Adam Curtis. The needle drops remain brilliant, the hours of BBC archive footage continue to haunt, and the central thesis you’ve probably heard before: people in power have simplified and distorted reality in order to better manage and control individuals, often leading to unforeseen and disastrous consequences. The most devastating of which, according to…