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  • The Element of Crime
  • Andrei Rublev
  • High and Low
  • Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

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  • Menace II Society

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  • Uncut Gems

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  • The Adversary

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

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    Utterly crystalline, but with infinite facets. I’ve never seen a movie so committed to putting some of the most profound and puzzling questions of humanity in a way anyone can understand, and mix so many styles of filmmaking (even memes) with love for each. The beauty of it, however, is the truth it tells: reality is arbitrary (possibilities ad infinitum).Β I cried.

  • The Adversary

    The Adversary

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    The character is a communist not just as an intellectual gesture, but in his deepest convictions. That’s an essential part of the film, as after all, it’s a filmic imitation of his mental state, and a sharp one at that.

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  • A Woman Under the Influence

    A Woman Under the Influence

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    There was a moment in A Woman Under The Influence when I realized it was a great film. It was the scene where the doctor and Peter Falk are trying to calm the manic Rowlands, who is yelling up and down the room trying to understand what she has done wrong. The camera cuts over to Falk and if you look closely, you can see his his nose is bleeding from the stress. I’m not sure if this was real…

  • Io Island

    Io Island

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    Io Island is one of the best Korean films ever made, not to mention how overlooked it often is, and one of the most misunderstood. This is NOT the Korean Wicker Man. This is a vision of humanity at its most animalistic; as if the world truly was an absurdist dystopia and all its organisms followed Darwin’s rules. Kim Ki-Young’s structuring of time is so complex (even more complex than it may initially seem) that it needs multiple viewings to…