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  • A Day More
  • Maya Darpan
  • 7 Women
  • Paradise View

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  • Two Men in Manhattan

    ★★

  • The Enclosed Valley

    ★★★½

  • Spot the Microdot

    ★★★★

  • White Heart

    ★★

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  • Spot the Microdot

    Spot the Microdot

    ★★★★

    onkyo cinema

  • Daughter of the Nile

    Daughter of the Nile

    ★★★★

    the best way to make a movie is and always has been simply to take images seriously. honestly that's one of the most interesting things about the taiwanese new wave in general, that in contrast to earlier "new waves" (french, japanese, yugoslav, etc), which largely produced films that are obviously confrontational, artificial, deliberately trying to push your buttons, even if youre not aware of the sociopolitical context they were made in, the work of hou et al., while certainly radical…

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  • Zeros and Ones

    Zeros and Ones

    ★★★½

    the first great "covid movie" (and probably ferrara's best since pasolini, for that matter), which is to say it doesn't have anything particularly meaningful to say "about covid" at all, or at least doesn't see the value in trying to – which is the correct response, because there's nothing meaningful that can be said about it right now. instead, just like drugs or religion or marxism, ferrara is interested in it primarily as a set of conditions which affect power,…

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★★

    a mark which can never be erased. to say this is about vietnam misses the point - it's about the fundamental nature of america, about how regardless of what happened in that particular war america is a country built upon and predicated upon a kind of absolute violence which is thoughtless, and exists to erase thought – the perpetuation of a patriarchal system beyond any justification, in and of itself because of nothing but its own absolute, abject purpose. but…