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  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn
  • Yi Yi
  • Millennium Mambo
  • Legend of the Mountain

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  • Cliffhanger

    ★★½

  • White Men Can't Jump

    ★★★½

  • My Cousin Vinny

    ★★★★

  • Hard Boiled

    ★★★★★

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  • Memoria

    Memoria

    ★★★★★

    Of all the praise to lay at the feet of Apichatpong Weerasethakul, one of the most arresting and profound artists at work today, the best I can think to offer him, right now, is this:

    In an age of absolutely untrammeled chaos, anxiety, and the sheer overwhelming buzz and roar of day-to-day urban living, his work—both thematically and explicitly—acts as a tonic, a restoration of our ability to center ourselves; serene, meditative, and open again to the possibilities of the present moment.

  • The Assassin

    The Assassin

    ★★★★★

    Not enough to say that this is among the best-looking films I've ever seen; Hou uses color with a freedom and expressiveness that I typically associate with painting, animation or, for that matter, hand-tinted silent films.