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  • Parasite
  • Come and See
  • The Godfather
  • Harakiri

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  • Rain

    ★★★½

  • After This Our Exile

    ★★★★

  • Crosscurrent

    ★★★★

  • The Vertical Ray of the Sun

    ★★★★

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  • Rain

    Rain

    First-time writer-director Christine Jeffs captures the destruction of a family with a blunt accuracy that never precludes a gift for the occasionally lyrical moment.

  • After This Our Exile

    After This Our Exile

    Balance in tonality and range, specifically in terms of acting, is a tricky thing in films like these: there's always the risk of the slippery slope of cliche. But Tam understands equilibrium.

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  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★★

    Hard-hitting, immersive, and an impressive technical achievement, this film captures the trench warfare of World War I with raw, startling immediacy.

  • The 400 Blows

    The 400 Blows

    ★★★★★

    A seminal French New Wave film that offers an honest, sympathetic, and wholly heartbreaking observation of adolescence without trite nostalgia.