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  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • La Notte
  • L'Eclisse
  • Red Desert

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  • The Girlfriend Experience

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  • Michael Clayton

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  • Ocean's Thirteen

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  • Ocean's Twelve

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  • Punishment Park

    Punishment Park

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    An exercise in sadism and barbarity but also surprisingly empathetic and disturbingly, depressingly prescient just over five decades later. Made in the backdrop of the Vietnam War and the anti-war movement of the time, the Kent State massacre, My Lai massacre, covert bombings of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, and the assassinations of Fred Hampton and Martin Luther King Jr. but it is just as applicable to every imperialistic American endeavor since and especially to the age of enhanced interrogation techniques,…

  • Fishing with John

    Fishing with John

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    guys being dudes

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  • House

    House

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    Incredibly surreal, cartoonish, and whimsical, which is a tell right from the title card sequence, but also confronts Japan's post-WWII Americanization and the use of the atomic bomb against them and how that personally affected director Nobuhiko Ōbayashi

  • Harlan County U.S.A.

    Harlan County U.S.A.

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    I don't know what to say about Harlan County U.S.A. that hasn't already been said. It's an incredibly crucial document of American labor history that still remains relevant almost five decades later. It shows that people can fight and win. It captures a time, a place, and a people incredibly well. It was heartening to watch workers come together in solidarity and assert their right to more, to better, and to acknowledge their worth when fortunes are built on their…