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  • Mulholland Drive
  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Synecdoche, New York

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  • Lola

    ★★★½

  • People's Republic of Desire

    ★★★★

  • Laura

    ★★★½

  • The Lovers on the Bridge

    ★★★★½

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  • Lola

    Lola

    ★★★½

    Girls can have a little cigarette on their 14th birthday, as a treat.

  • People's Republic of Desire

    People's Republic of Desire

    ★★★★

    YY already looks like the most vacuous form of vicarious entertainment imaginable at the start of the film—it's about the transactions themselves with nothing of substance underneath, and a competition with nothing to win?—but it only gets worse from there as larger sums of venture capital get involved. As someone from The West™ this can easily be seen as our grim future as well, or a mirror of our current society with conventions just different enough to make its underlying…

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  • Operation Ogre

    Operation Ogre

    ★★★★

    Gillo Pontecorvo was a brilliant director who unfortunately didn't make enough movies about fascists getting blown the fuck up.

  • The Exterminating Angel

    The Exterminating Angel

    ★★½

    I'm sorry but honestly this was very boring to me. Outside of the premise itself and some of the more surreal moments there wasn't much that kept me engaged on any level. I'm not sure why though because this is an acclaimed film from an acclaimed director and I'm clearly in the minority.

    I think to me it boils down to the film not doing enough with its premise. It posits that human beings tend to revert to a more…