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  • I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore

    I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore

    ★★★½

    Jeremy Saulnier and Macon Blair are two people cut very much from the same cloth. I bet they used to get together and watch Coen Brothers movies when they were kids. 

    And with just his first time behind the camera Macon Blair has absolutely nailed it, putting together this gritty, clever and highly entertaining revenge thriller that's laced with this wicked sense of humor and a particularly stern attitude towards people who are assholes. 

    It's hands-down, one of the best directorial debuts in recent years, right up there with Saulnier's Blue Ruin.

  • The Salesman

    The Salesman

    ★★★★

    Farhadi is one of those filmmakers whose films always manage to show such a keen understanding of humanity, which is what, inturn, makes his work so profound and him, one of the best filmmakers and dramatists around. And he demonstrates that yet again with The Salesman, mixing empathy with yet another story of domesticity and the husband-wife relationship at it's center to craft a moving piece of cinema. Class performance by Shahbab Hosseini aswell.

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  • Paterson

    Paterson

    ★★★★½

    Only Jim Jarmusch could make a film where so little happens yet as the viewer you are never bored and content with simply letting it pass by.

    It's a film of minor pleasures that feels abundantly full. It's also tender, moving and lyrical with a zen-like universality to it and makes you reflect on and appreciate the little things in life. And the fact that it feels so authentic, laid-back and relaxed only adds to the serene pleasure of watching it. 

    I never wanted it to end.

  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

    ★★★★½

    I don't think there is another filmmaker apart from Wong Kar-wai, who can instantly make you fall in love with his characters.

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