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  • Norte, the End of History

    Norte, the End of History

    ★★★★★

    without the grounding of historical knowledge or concrete interpersonal obligations, idealism is always doomed to turn into nihilism.

  • Film Socialisme

    Film Socialisme

    ★★★★★

    "when the law is wrong justice comes before the law"

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  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    ★★★★★

    weaponized sentimentality. emotions so strong that they tear a hole through the fabric of the universe. a connection that will last until the end of time.

  • 24 City

    24 City

    ★★★★★

    when the distinction between the personal and the political becomes non-existent. history as a scattered collection of lonely hearts desperately searching, clawing, fighting for anything that can give them meaning. traumas of work create pain that lasts generations. the essential inflection point for all of jia's prior and subsequent filmography.