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  • Yi Yi
  • Fallen Angels
  • Close-Up
  • Boy

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  • After Life

    ★★★★★

  • An Autumn Afternoon

    ★★★★

  • A Separation

    ★★★★½

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

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  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    ok so listen, a few things. you know that feeling when you’re young and queer and you’re discovering what desire is, and you pursue / dwell on said desire and feel like there is something wrong / scary / exciting rattling in your bones? this film captured that bliss and fear with such illumination because it paid attention to the nuances of these feelings. you can truly tell that a queer person made this film and not a man with…

  • A Separation

    A Separation

    ★★★★½

    the beauty of this film is its exploration of interpersonal nuance. everybody is dishonest at some point, and as the viewer you intently witness all the cracks in the story. these cracks however, are not simply untruths; as these ruptures are all deeply embedded with the urgency to protect what is beloved. lies are told to preserve family, to maintain togetherness, to secure safety. there are so many separations in this film that are not just shown in the divorce, but…