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  • Dune

    ★★★★

  • Eternals

    ★★

  • C'mon C'mon

    ★★★★½

  • Fast & Furious

    ★★

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  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★½

    “All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.”

    Ridley Scott’s genre-defining film, Blade Runner, is a colossal cinematic achievement and the blueprint of which informs nearly every science-fiction film since its 1982 release. Scott’s often imitated, never replicated depiction of a desolate dystopian future is an utterly enveloping sensory experience. Jordan Cronenweth’s sweeping lurid vistas of towering monolithic pyramids, neon-lit streets, invasive probing lights, and perpetual downpour create visual texture, tactility, and a sense of world-weariness…

  • Le Samouraï

    Le Samouraï

    ★★★★½

    “There is no greater solitude than that of the samurai unless it is that of the tiger in the jungle...perhaps...

    Cigarette smoke billows through a dimly lit room. A canary chirps instinctively in the background. A man, fully dressed, sits up from his bed and moves towards the door. He puts on a smooth khaki trench coat and a sleek grey fedora, carefully he adjusts the brim, and steps out onto the streets of Paris.

    Jean-Pierre Melville's 1967 masterpiece, Le…

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  • Mirror

    Mirror

    ★★★★★

    “Some sort of pressure must exist; the artist exists because the world is not perfect.”

    When we look back to pivotal moments that shaped our lives, oftentimes what we remember most vividly isn’t the details of what happened but the lingering feeling we are left with.

    Andrei Tarkovsky was an arthouse film director who was endlessly fascinated by the spiritual and the metaphysical. Throughout his career, he devoted his brand of cinema to tackling questions concerning time, memory and our…

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    ★★★★★

    Chantal Akerman was a Belgian director whose filmography consisted of experimental narrative films and intimate personal documentaries. For Akerman –– a Jewish woman who was also queer –– identity was always an important dimension of her work. In 1975, Akerman would release her magnum opus, Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles. The film is widely regarded as a masterpiece of feminist and arthouse cinema. The nearly three-and-a-half-hour film follows the lonely housewife Jeanne Dielman, played by French star…

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  • Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas

    ★★★★★

    “I wanted to see him so bad that I didn't even dare imagine him anymore.”

    Seemingly birthed from the dust that surrounds him, a man wordlessly emerges from the desert, trudging towards an invisible horizon, his face weary and withered, his memory elusive, his soul haunted by regret and sorrow.

    Wim Wenders' Paris, Texas is a melancholic portrait of a broken man yearning for reconnection with a family whom he had left years ago. But much more so, the film…

  • Naked

    Naked

    ★★★★½

    “You think you can recapture your youth by fucking it. You don't wanna fuck me. You'll catch something cruel.”

    Mike Leigh’s Naked is a riveting parable brimming with a scornful wit and humanity unseen through initial viewing. The film chronicles the exploits of the sardonic and nihilistic vagabond, Johnny, a man who is first introduced as he brutally rapes a young woman in a back alleyway. Fearing the repercussions of his actions, Johnny flees to the streets of London. There,…