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  • Cabaret Maxime

    Cabaret Maxime

    ★★★

    A swoon-worthy opening immediately places Bruno de Almeida’s latest film in a world that seems to exist only in cinema: A suave, wavy-haired Michael Imperioli steps out onto an empty, neon-lit street, as an Italian ballad plays in the background. “Cabaret Maxime” (also the name of the nightclub Imperioli’s character, Bennie Gaza, runs) takes place during an indefinable year, in an indefinable place. The setting looks like it could be any number of European cities, though it was shot in…

  • Sambizanga

    Sambizanga

    ★★★½

    never seen such pained yellows

    35mm. MoMA.

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  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★

    dude got out of the bath and went straight to the movies by himself, soaking wet and naked. gotta respect it.

  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★★

    claire denis understands that the most open spaces can make the most oppressive prisons, especially when the autonomy over your body is at stake