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  • The Young Girls of Rochefort
  • Lady Snowblood
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
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  • The Innocents

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  • The Northman

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

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  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

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    Placeless people contrasted by vast open space, "Nomadland"'s harsh portrayal of capitalistic steamrolling grabs the viewer by their heartstrings. But preying on empathy can only take you so far; you need to back that up with substance. The film feels sparse, shots tied together by the faint thread of linear narrative. Shot and edited in a documentary-esque style, Zhao tells the audience very little, instead showing passage of time through movement and simplistic motifs like a New Years celebration or…

  • Bacurau

    Bacurau

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    β€œBacurau,” written and directed by Brazilian filmmakers Kleber MendonΓ§a Filho and Juliano Dornelles, is no doubt a political effort, following the path set by MendonΓ§a Filho’s previous works such as β€œAquarius” and β€œNeighbouring Sounds.”

    With the election of current president Jair Bolsonaro, the political atmosphere in Brazil has become less supportive of art as a means of boosting the economy, something that often leads to the death of film industries in other countries. In β€œBacurau,” Kleber MendonΓ§a and Dornelles tackle…

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  • The Innocents

    The Innocents

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    You could read a lot of interesting messaging into this if you wanted to but at the end of the day it just felt too dang slow and the whole concept of kids being scary is pretty tired. The β€œInnocents?” Really? Still kind of cool though, and pretty gorgeous. Liked the focus work.

  • The Northman

    The Northman

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    Absolutely filthy. Fate is the driver of us all. If you do not submit, you will succumb.

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