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  • The Young Girls of Rochefort
  • Lady Snowblood
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
  • Mirror

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  • Taste of Cherry

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  • The Decameron

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  • Petite Maman

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  • The Innocents

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  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

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    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

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    β€œBacurau,” written and directed by Brazilian filmmakers Kleber MendonΓ§a Filho and Juliano Dornelles, is no doubt a political effort, following the path set by MendonΓ§a Filho’s previous works such as β€œAquarius” and β€œNeighbouring 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 β€œBacurau,” Kleber MendonΓ§a and Dornelles tackle…

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  • Taste of Cherry

    Taste of Cherry

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    Still so beautiful.

  • The Decameron

    The Decameron

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    The best films pose questions without answering them. The answers are implicit in the very positing of the question, but never stated forthright. They spark thought, and perhaps guide it, but never dictate it. There is only the personification of an idea, the outline of a concept we’re already familiar with posed in a new light.

    Pasolini was a political man, something which most would argue got him killed, and so his films should certainly be read politically. The Decameron…

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