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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Pather Panchali
  • All the President's Men

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  • Three Days of the Condor

    ★★★½

  • Cast Away

    ★★★★

  • Grosse Pointe Blank

    ★★★½

  • Good Will Hunting

    ★★★½

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  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★★½

    In the end, aren't we all just a bunch of violent, sociopathic assholes hurtling through space, trying to figure out how to raise the next generation better?

  • BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman

    ★★★★

    Spike Lee is not a subtle storyteller. Themes that would likely be treated as subtext by many, if not most, other filmmakers are often put front and center as text for him. If it's worth saying, it's likely worth saying loudly for Lee. This approach can seem hamhanded and clunky when it doesn't work, but bold and daring when it does. Often, there's enough room in his films for a balance of both and it can be an open question…

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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★

    Turning Lanthimos' idiosyncratic wit and gaze on a historical tale is an interesting experiment that mainly pays off as a portrait of how all politics is personal. The ensemble is stellar and the filmmaking is unsurprisingly impressive.

  • Disobedience

    Disobedience

    ★★★½

    Rachels Weisz and McAdams, along with Alessandro Nivola, give impressive performances that ooze with stifled emotion wholly appropriate for a story about true love suppressed by religion. And Lelio's direction deals with the balance of subtle emotional moments and rightfully overbearing religiosity and its attached symbolism in a masterful way. At heart, it's a classical chamber drama with a 21st century sensibility.