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  • A Day in the Country
  • Masculin Féminin
  • Spetters
  • The New World

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  • JFK Revisited: Through The Looking Glass

    ★★★★★

  • JFK Revisited: Through The Looking Glass

    ★★★★★

  • The Card Counter

    ★★★★★

  • The Crime of the Century

    ★★★★½

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  • A Tale of the Wind

    A Tale of the Wind

    ★★★★★

    Une histoire de vent (1988) is Joris Ivens’ laatste en meest persoonlijke film. Hierin gaat de negentigjarige Ivens naar China met het dwaze plan om de wind te filmen, die te temmen met zijn camera. Maar hoe film je de wind? In de film is de wind een symbool voor de haperende levensadem van de astmatische Ivens, maar ook voor de storm die we vooruitgang noemen (een beeld van de filosoof Walter Benjamin). De reisimpressies vormen een portret van de…

  • Dying of the Light

    Dying of the Light

    ★★★★½

    - You’ve been giving this film a lot of thought, haven’t you?
    - Just once a day.
    - Every day?
    - All day long.

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  • Macbeth

    Macbeth

    ★★★★★

    Watching Macbeth it occurred to me that Polanski has made Polish films (The Knife in the Water, The Pianist), American films (Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown), French films (Frantic, Venus in Fur) and British or English films (Macbeth, Tess, Oliver Twist). Some of the greatest directors (Lubitsch, Hitchcock, Kieślowski, Verhoeven) worked in two countries—Polanski worked in four.

    #hasiteveroccuredtoyou?

  • Play It Again, Sam

    Play It Again, Sam

    ★★★★

    You have the most eyes I've ever seen on any person.

    Play It Again, Sam, written by Woody Allen and directed by Herbert Ross, is the missing link between the movies Allen made from Annie Hall onward and 'the early funny ones'.