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  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Blast of Silence
  • Footprints
  • Burning

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  • A Gentle Breeze in the Village

    ★★★★½

  • Diva

    ★★★★

  • Eternals

  • Battles Without Honor and Humanity

    ★★★★

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  • Unhinged

    Unhinged

    ★★★

    Under normal circumstances, Unhinged would qualify as an unmitigated write-off. It’s a generic, gutter counter-programmer whose main draw is watching a former Oscar winner slumming so hard you can soak up the greasy desperation behind every hammy Welles-ian tic.

    But timing is everything—and this film gains a smidgen of perverse novelty by being one of the first (and few notable) theatrical releases available in a post-lockdown, tentpole-bereft environment. Here’s us thirsting for the escapist, high-concept wonders of Tenet, but being…