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  • Red Beard
  • Throne of Blood
  • High and Low
  • The Bad Sleep Well

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  • Take Aim at the Police Van

    ★★★

  • Pig

    ★★½

  • The Truffle Hunters

    ★★★½

  • Azor

    ★★★★

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  • A Moment in the Reeds

    A Moment in the Reeds

    ★★★

    Around the World in 30 Films – 2021 Challenge
    Featured Country: Finland

    Is this the Finnish version of God’s Own Country? Perhaps…just without the sheep and not as compelling.

    University student Leevi returns home to do research on his thesis and to help his father Jouko repair their family’s summer home on the lake. Leevi is not very handy with tools, so his father called on an agency to send him a repairman, who turns out to be Tareq, a…

  • Another Round

    Another Round

    ★★½

    Around the World in 30 Films – 2021 Challenge
    Featured Country: Denmark

    Why on earth do we need another film that celebrates men behaving badly…especially under the influence of alcohol? I don’t know about the norms in Europe, but I was shocked that the adults in this film actually condone high school students drinking, and at the end, join in with them. So the film was premised under an “experiment” of performance outcomes under a higher blood alcohol level…what did…

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  • Banking on Bitcoin

    Banking on Bitcoin

    ★★★

    Satoshi Nakamoto is Keyser Söze.

  • The Past

    The Past

    ★★★★★

    I found Asghar Farhadi’s The Past to be just as riveting and engaging as his last outing, A Separation. Just like his previous film, Farhadi throws his viewers into the middle of a tumultuous domestic situation and leaves them to figure out where their loyalties (if any) lie.

    The story line is all about motives. Farhardi constructs his stories like the layers of an onion. At first, I thought the storyline was pretty straightforward based on the surface. An Iranian…