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  • The Seventh Seal
  • Days of Heaven
  • Twin Peaks
  • The Princess Bride

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  • Carnal Knowledge

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  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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  • Dogma

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  • Chasing Amy

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  • The Parallax View

    The Parallax View

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    Dread, mistrust, malaise, paranoia, disillusionment. The bad days after the good days have all gone away. It's strange to see a movie so obviously of its time in many ways but also surprisingly prescient, relevant, and somehow simultaneously ahead of its time 48 years later. This didn't immediately click for me until that scene, when it picked up steam and built up some more tension. I'd say this most delivers on the promise of Pakula's paranoia trilogy, despite the subsequent and final entry, All the President's Men, being the most grounded in reality. Would make a great double bill with Frankenheimer's Seconds.

  • Roger & Me

    Roger & Me

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    Shows how an individual can, whether by sheer indifference, greed, or malice, immiserate an entire people without batting an eye, facing any consequences, or being any worse off for it and how this happens all the time and doing it is good business.

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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

  • High Fidelity

    High Fidelity

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    Falling victim to your own hubris is meaningless if you don't have the self-awareness to know you're an asshole