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

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  • Suspiria

    ★★★★

  • Suntan

    ★★★

  • I'm Your Man

    ★★★★½

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    ★★★★

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  • Yuni

    Yuni

    ★★★★½

    Like a cloud turns to rain with no words, I simply want to love you.

    Obsessed with the color purple and confident in her dreams, Yuni is close to graduating from high school. Her grades are good, her parents supportive, and her future bright. This is until the unexpected and unwanted marriage proposals begin. Some are from total strangers and much older men. Marriage is a “blessing” people insist. Maybe so, but there seems to be no other path for…

  • Clair Obscur

    Clair Obscur

    ★★★★½

    The sea is both placid and violent. It is a sanctuary for those who wish to feel alive, and a tomb. Even when the sea is calm there are dangerous undertows beneath the surface. So too with women’s souls.

    Chenaz and Elmas move in vastly different currents. Chenaz, a psychiatrist, enjoys a life of privilege and luxury. She likes to think of herself as cosmopolitan, modern and successful. However, Chenaz is not sure if her partner, Cem, is in love…

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  • 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…

  • One Second

    One Second

    ★★★★

    Nothing may happen to someone from evil acts, but something wonderful often happens from kindness.

    Winds sweep over desert dunes that extend to the horizon where a man walks alone. Unknown to him a girl follows in his footsteps. Encountering one another in the next town it is discovered that they each desperately want the same thing, to steal a film reel. Each has a very compelling reason for the theft. The man and the girl find ways to take…

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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…