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  • Bicycle Thieves
  • Pather Panchali
  • Seven Samurai
  • Au Revoir les Enfants

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  • Dumka

    ★★½

  • The Flower on the Stone

    ★★★½

  • Golden Hands

    ★★½

  • Hakob Hovnatanyan

    ★★½

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  • It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life

    ★★★★★

    "Dear George, remember no man is a failure who has friends."

    Every December, It's a Wonderful Life returns to homes and theaters worldwide, as people seek to revisit this enduring holiday classic, or experience its magic for the first time. Undoubtedly the greatest Christmas movie of all time, it is a bit of a disservice to attach the "holiday film" label to Capra's masterpiece at all; this is an exceptional film at any time of year. Nevertheless, there is something…

  • Millennium Actress

    Millennium Actress

    ★★★★★

    Cinema. I love its history and all its depth and breadth. I am driven by a desire to see everything, despite an understanding that there will always be something more to see. I relish the idea that every first-time watch carries with it the potential to be a new all-time favorite, and I seek out different kinds of films, knowing that each new style/director/era I explore opens gateways to new experiences and cinematic paths. I’ve seen thousands of films and…

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  • Gunda

    Gunda

    ★★★★

    Bela Tarr’s Babe

  • Scenes from a Marriage

    Scenes from a Marriage

    ★★★★★

    Ingmar Bergman's epic mini-series, Scenes from a Marriage, is a brilliant, intimate observational study of a couple's marriage. At the start of the film, Marianne (Liv Ullmann) and Johan (Erland Josephson) have been agreeably (if not always happily) married for ten years. Bergman's film meets a couple that seems to have it all together, peels back the façade, and shows us the tension right under the surface.

    Ullmann and Josephson provide powerhouse performances, and their chemistry here is probably the…