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  • The Young Girls of Rochefort
  • Corpus Christi
  • Funeral Parade of Roses
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

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  • Stopmotion

    ★★

  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

    ★★

  • The Color Purple

    ★★½

  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

    ★★½

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  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★

    Placeless people contrasted by vast open space, "Nomadland"'s harsh portrayal of capitalistic steamrolling grabs the viewer by their heartstrings. But preying on empathy can only take you so far; you need to back that up with substance. The film feels sparse, shots tied together by the faint thread of linear narrative. Shot and edited in a documentary-esque style, Zhao tells the audience very little, instead showing passage of time through movement and simplistic motifs like a New Years celebration or…

  • Bacurau

    Bacurau

    ★★★★½

    “Bacurau,” written and directed by Brazilian filmmakers Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles, is no doubt a political effort, following the path set by Mendonça Filho’s previous works such as “Aquarius” and “Neighbouring Sounds.”

    With the election of current president Jair Bolsonaro, the political atmosphere in Brazil has become less supportive of art as a means of boosting the economy, something that often leads to the death of film industries in other countries. In “Bacurau,” Kleber Mendonça and Dornelles tackle…

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  • Stopmotion

    Stopmotion

    ★★

    Seemed to get lost in its own sauce. From the opening sequence it set a tone of drifting “spookiness” rather than something more substantive, which is pretty boring even at 90 minutes.

  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

    The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

    ★★½

    This is just an audio book with those sensory dancing fruits for babies

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  • Gran Torino

    Gran Torino

    ★★

    Super ironic and very fitting for Eastwood that this supposedly anti-racist movie is, in fact, incredibly racist.

  • Perfect Blue

    Perfect Blue

    ★★★★★

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