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  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Incendies
  • The Skin I Live In
  • Princess Mononoke

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  • Belle

    ★★★★½

  • Still Life

    ★★★½

  • Memories of Murder

    ★★★

  • Los bastardos

    ★★★

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  • Never Gonna Snow Again

    Never Gonna Snow Again

    ★★★★½

    In a moon-lit forest on the Polish border with Ukraine there is a lone figure finding his way. His name is Zenia and there is a mysterious power in his gaze and touch.

    I take away your misery, suffering and sickness.
    Like a black stream it flows from your feet.

    Zenia enters a gated community on the outskirts of Warsaw where he finds work as a massage therapist. Word spreads that Zenia has a gift for healing. His clients find…

  • I'm Your Man

    I'm Your Man

    ★★★★½

    It is the first date for Alma and Tom. She tests him. Tom is intelligent, funny, perceptive, insightful, charming, good-looking, appreciative of her interests, concerned for her well-being, and even knows her favorite poem by heart. He passes everything Alma throws at him even though she is cold and skeptical. Tom appears to know her better than she knows herself. This is because Tom is an advanced robot created for with one purpose to serve, her happiness.

    Tom learns from…

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  • The Killer

    The Killer

    ★★½

    Why do men so love nicknames?!

    This film doesn't answer that question, but this bromance sure shows how fond men are of the practice.

  • Night Raiders

    Night Raiders

    ★★★½

    Canada’s past and future fuse in a Cree legend brought to life.

    “They will come for us, like they always do. We try to warn the others, because we know how far these people will go, and that they will come for them too.”

    In the not-so-distant future Niska navigates forest and city as she flees with her daughter, Waseese, from the soldiers and drones of a militarized government. When the injured Waseese is taken by soldiers and put in…

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  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★★

    In ancient times if someone had a secret they did not want to reveal, they went to a distant and beautiful place, whispered the secret into a hole, covered it with mud, and left the secret there forever.

    In Hong Kong, 1962, Mo-wan has such a secret. He is falling for the woman next door, Li-zhen. Each of them is married to an absent and cheating spouse, but neither wants to sink to that level. “We won’t be like them,”…

  • Beanpole

    Beanpole

    ★★★★★

    Wounds are still raw in Leningrad in the aftermath of World War II. Two young friends, Iya and Masha, are rebuilding their lives in the shattered and barely functioning city. While each woman is fiercely independent, they approach life differently. Iya, a veteran’s hospital nurse with post-concussion syndrome, suffers paralyzing seizures made worse by stress and anxiety. Through kindness to others she finds some solace and manages to persevere. Having spent time on the front lines of the war, Masha…