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  • Himala
  • An Elephant Sitting Still
  • Lazybones
  • Fire Festival

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  • Nights on the Road

  • The Shape of Night

  • The Great Buddha+

    ★★★

  • Nordic Grammar

    ★★★½

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  • Nordic Grammar

    Nordic Grammar

    ★★★½

    Sure is a lot to like here, especially the feeling of restraint by filmmaker Kaspar Peters' 16mm camera, cutting and style. The ending seemed a cheat in contrast to what I enjoyed earlier, quickly invoking overly dramatic primal elements of destruction and horror like a fatuous Norwegian power cord. But, sure is a lot to like. Vimeo.

  • In the Heat of the Sun

    In the Heat of the Sun

    ★★★★½

    I'm delighted that Jiang Wen brought the 1st person narrator in toward the end to qualify his protagonist's story (Ma Xiaojun, "Monkey") as that of a liar and a bit of a scoundrel even at the time of retelling his past. Also admiring is In the Heat of the Sun's scrutiny into memories themselves, and their often lengthy distance from a more objective truth. That's the way that beast works. So, truth is what? Aren't we all filled with distorted…

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  • All About Lily Chou-Chou

    All About Lily Chou-Chou

    ★★½

    Teddy bears and semi-hard dicks and kites and bullies and the school nurse fanning an under-worked imagination, and emo pianos and thin soporific voices and let's take a dreamy vacation and vomit on the floor and piss from the bridge and break shit and look stupefied for years and hold a green apple and sing like little angels and get all video camera saturated and digital camera misty and forget where we are and follow cul de sacs into nowhere…

  • The Merchant of Four Seasons

    The Merchant of Four Seasons

    ★★★★★

    I don't believe anyone has the right to comment on this film with any possibility of authority unless that person realizes (even if hidden from view) that he or she is a pig. Me, I'm something of a pig, but unfortunately don't have any faith that anything I say will help us out of our universal barnyard predicament, but I can recommend this film very highly to those who think too much, take long walks alone through the city parks,…