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  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Let the Right One In
  • Touching the Void

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  • Dial M for Murder

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  • The Fugitive

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  • Happening

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  • The Barefoot Contessa

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  • Close-Up

    Close-Up

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    MY 3,000TH FILM

    I figured there would be no better candidate for film #3,000 than a film about film that was lightly embarrassing for me to have not seen by now. Close Up is every bit as arresting and affecting as its reputation claims. A lot of Kiarostami's strengths really come to fruition here. It's his murkiest film in regards to being fiction/non-fiction and contain several long takes that entrance the viewer with excellent dialogue and performance. Sabzian is a…

  • Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks

    Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks

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    I did it. I sat down and watched the whole thing over the course of a week. And thank god that it happens to be one of the best films I've ever seen because if not I would have said it was a waste of time.

    Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks is a massive undertaking for such an obviously low budget production. It's shot on an early handheld digital with the mic presumably strapped onto the camera. Now,…

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  • A Hero

    A Hero

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    Farhadi has always had an interest in the ethics of truth. This is one of his most morally ambiguous and foggy in clarity. The screenplay is flooded with lies by omission and misleading statements that are superficially true but incomplete. By the end, no one has a clear view of the whole truth of the matter, but rather the incomplete puzzle pieces they’ve been given.

  • Four Hours at the Capitol

    Four Hours at the Capitol

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    If even 30% of this group were black they wouldn’t have even made it within 100 feet of the building.