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  • Code 46

    Code 46

    ★★★★★

    Code 46 came out a year before Spotless Mind. It has some of the same striking elements: amnesia, a man investigating a woman who might be a " white collar" criminal in the near future. The more time he spends investigating her he drifts and gives into his attraction to her and then an affair and soon she finds out that the two of them had been involved in a relationship that went afoul of a social law in the…

  • Sauvage

    Sauvage

    ★★★

    Sauvage is a film about the soulless and dehumanizing life of a young male prostitute operating on the outskirts of the Bois de Boulogne that shows his life bouncing back and forth between bad to worse. Directed by Camille Vidal-Naquet with such relentless male hatred that it amounts to nothing less than a colossal act of self-loathing. Each time Leo, the film's subject and object, sells his body he's killing it by degrees -- the little death starts galloping faster…

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  • Birdman

    Birdman

    ★★★★★

    You don't have to be an actor or a movie star to understand that we all drag around our own myths of ourselves with us everywhere we go in our heads and in the minds of all of those who know us and who know of us. This includes our delusions, our experiences, achievements, failures, humiliations, desires, disasters, imaginings -- everything, in short, and it cascades through our minds like a constant avalanche of images and argues with us in…

  • The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

    The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

    ★★★★★

    Ron Howard's biographic/concert film about The Beatles' meteoric rise, Eight Days a Week -- The Touring Years, after appearing in the United States shows how with the best most modest intentions and hopes the band was nevertheless carried away on a tidal wave of enthusiasm and the hysteria of pent-up demand that ultimately tore the group apart, burned them out and fortunately for everyone, left them alone to compose their remaining and arguably finest albums when they saw how futile…