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  • Two

    Two

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    Two children.
    One poor, one rich.
    They're both playing with their toys; the rich one in his large mansion and the poor one in the tall grass near his hut.
    They see each other and start to make more and more noise.
    The poor boy grabs a beautiful kite and lets it float on the wind. The rich boy sees it, gets incredibly jealous and shoots it down with his toy gun.

    A parable as simple as they get - a child could literally understand it - yet somehow our world still seems to get divided in such ways.

  • The Nothing Factory

    The Nothing Factory

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    Added to: 2017 Ranked

    It’s been a long, long time since Chaplin gleefully poked fun at the industrial revolution and all of its ill effects on society and the many, different individuals in it. Almost 90 years later in the midst of the growing cinema of Portugal, this small mammoth of a film comes to light: The Nothing Factory, an almost too obvious, darkly comedic view on the modern effects of industrialization. Where Chaplin could still portray the streams of…

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  • Paterson

    Paterson

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    Added to: 2016 Ranked
    Added to: Jim Jarmusch Ranked
    Added to: .mpr.ss..n.sm .n F.lm
    Added to: People-being-People List
    Added to: Masterpieces of the 21st Century
    Crossing this one off of my Hype-a-de-hypelist

    Naming Jim Jarmusch a visual poet would almost be sarcastic. His work is a masterclass in nuancing the words of his characters and the beauty or ugliness in their surrounding world while trying to combine them both in a tender ode to life in all of its different…

  • Boogie Nights

    Boogie Nights

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    In Paul Thomas Anderson Ranked

    Paul Thomas Anderson's second film is the kind of sophomore project you could only dream of. Bigger, brighter and bolder than his debut Hard Eight and despite being a clear template for the "rise and fall" storyline, it is one that has remained at the top ranks of modern cinema and for good reasons.

    Everything that Hard Eight showed with patience and carefulness, Boogie Nights throws it at you with the coked up, unfiltered mindset…