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  • Stuck on You
  • The Hanging Tree
  • Laughter in Hell
  • Ordet

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  • The Truth About Youth

  • The Requin

  • Black Site

    ★★★

  • Memoria

    ★★★★½

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  • Memoria

    Memoria

    ★★★★½

    Peaks with the revelation that Weerasethakul is an Ancient Aliens guy

  • Spy Games

    Spy Games

    ★★★★

    Tracked down a copy of this because it is one of Jean-Pierre Gorin's last film credits. He shares the story credit with Patrick Amos, who co-wrote Routine Pleasures back in '86 (which Gorin directed).

    Somehow they got this spy movie parody off the ground as a British-French-Finnish-German-US co-production starring Bill Pullman and Irene Jacob - and directed by one Ilkka Järvi-Laturi. Remarkably it's pretty funny.

    Titled "History Is Made at Night" outside the US in a nod to Borzage, Pullman…

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  • Bonjour Tristesse

    Bonjour Tristesse

    ★★★★½

    A tragic film about skin care. No matter the defenses, there will be sunburns and wrinkles and age. Even the immaculate Jean Seberg slathers face cream onto her cheeks. Preminger choreographs these narcissists in the most astonishingly complex widescreen compositions in his career. Privileged moment: the maid chugging a beer at the extreme left edge, as main characters natter about a casino in the middle ground.

  • No Escape

    No Escape

    ★★★

    It turns out there was an escape. This is what I call the ol' switcheroo.

    This is a decent "save the white people from the other people" movie, but on the Brosnan scale I give it five out of five Brosnans. Some excellent Brosnan-ing here.