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  • Cries and Whispers
  • La Dolce Vita
  • Vertigo
  • Lost in Translation

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  • Bodies Bodies Bodies

    ★★★½

  • Resurrection

    ★★★½

  • The Devil's Eye

    ★★★

  • The Virgin Spring

    ★★★★★

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  • Bodies Bodies Bodies

    Bodies Bodies Bodies

    ★★★½

    While the key revelation here is that Bodies Bodies Bodies is in fact an effective horror slasher that certainly delivers the goods, and while it has shock value, it becomes increasingly more thoughtful and evolves as it goes on, considerably becoming a sophisticated and unpredictable genre piece.

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  • Through a Glass Darkly

    Through a Glass Darkly

    ★★★★★

    Ingmar Bergman was a pure genius; he has made so many exceptional films, and Through a Glass Darkly was the first entry in his "Silence" trilogy. Certainly, the film is stirring in its exploration of mental health. It's certainly a jumpstart to Bergman's grueling but masterful films that flooded his filmography in the 60s and 70s, where he touched on many uncomfortable truths about the human condition. The film is about a young woman named Karin (Harriet Anderson) who is…

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  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★★

    Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” is truly a triumphant work of ambition and grandeur, and not just because of its groundbreaking de-aging digital effects that transform its older lead actors back into much younger looking men. While that has been the main spotlight of the films notoriety, as well as being an enormously expensive project that exceeded 140 million dollars–which is unorthodox for any project nowadays that isn’t a superhero movie, Scorsese’s latest ambitious endeavor ended up being financed and distributed…

  • Nightmare Alley

    Nightmare Alley

    ★★★★★

    A film that was out of circulation for decades is now finally on Criterion and streaming on the Criterion Channel. In some aspects, the film echoes Todd Browning's "Freaks" as it examines a subculture of carnival life, but with less extreme effect. Nonetheless, Edmund Goulding's highly scripted, acted, and directed film noir is a highly engrossing, complex story (based on William Lindsay Gresham's novel) that unfolds with deep intrigue and many outstanding moments and scenes that unfold with solemn grace.…