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  • The Bye Bye Man

    The Bye Bye Man

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    Who got Faye Dunaway to agree to be in this...

  • Black Narcissus

    Black Narcissus

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    A sensuous, Technicolor revelation. Powell works a sly eroticism into the film's fabric, and passions threaten to boil over at any time. The cast is fantastic - Deborah Kerr is an electric presence.

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  • Padmaavat

    Padmaavat

    Β½

    When a film has to start off with a disclaimer clarifying that they don't, in fact, condone sati, you know it's gonna be bad.

    I also find it hilarious that Modi's fascist cronies threw a fit over Padmavati's release when it's pretty much the Hindutva propaganda film of their dreams. This is literally just a far-right mystification of history, complete with savage Muslim villains and noble Rajput heroes (who won't shut up about how noble they are).

    Yes, Bhansali makes…

  • Autumn Sonata

    Autumn Sonata

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    Autumn Sonata asks the question: what would happen if you gave the two greatest actresses in Sweden's history one of the most psychologically penetrating, deeply evocative scripts ever written? Add to that Bergman's expressionist direction (not to mention eye for color!), and the result is one of the finest films ever made.