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  • Burning
  • Certified Copy
  • Killer of Sheep
  • Ikiru

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  • The Amateurist

  • Darkroom

  • The Map

  • The After

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  • Remembering Every Night

    Remembering Every Night

    ★★★★★

    A lowkey stunner. Love pretty much everything about Yui Kiyohara's ode to loneliness, fleeting connections and daydreams and stoic longing. The visual approach to the setting, along with the pitch-perfect quirky and whimsical score, create a world filled with warmth and lyrical isolation. There are so many memorable visuals, moments and lines of dialogue within. The (slight) overlapping of the characters is flawless, and never feels overly cute or forced. The kind of film that matches those quiet moments when…

  • We Are Little Zombies

    We Are Little Zombies

    ★★★★★

    Reality is stupid.
    Adults are idiots.

    A glorious ode to nihilism, from trash to commodity and nothing in-between. So EMO.

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  • Malena

    Malena

    ½

    The origin story of a likely serial rapist but the movie wants to think it's a thoughtful coming of age period drama. Vile all around. Few films have hated a woman as intensely as this one. A prime example of validating misogyny, Italian edition. Bellucci has less than 10 lines here.

  • Drive-Away Dolls

    Drive-Away Dolls

    ★★★★

    In the context of the spirit-less last decade-plus of major Hollywood fare, especially feature comedies, this is a truly enjoyable, fast and loose fuck-around. It's pulling from cheapy, pulpy b-movies of yore while also featuring a grab bag visual approach, a contemporary sensibility and shoulder shrugging caring about pacing through the silly and simple plot. The bold and sly characters and comedic beats win the day even if the tension of the chase and plot don't matter all that much.…