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  • Stalker
  • Céline and Julie Go Boating
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
  • The Ascent

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  • The White Dove

    ★★★★

  • The Valley of the Bees

    ★★★★★

  • The Shop on Main Street

    ★★★★½

  • Historia Naturae (suita)

    ★★½

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  • On the Silver Globe

    On the Silver Globe

    ★★★★★

    Andrzej Żuławski's beautiful and enigmatic On the Silver Globe (‘Na Srebrnym Globie’) once again proves that he is more than just Possession. A lot of negative reviews for this masterpiece seem to focus on the script, in particular the long and florid eulogies that characters deliver to the camera. I think some audience members prefer their hard SF to be either like 2001, with its detached, austere tone, or they want something more realistic, like Alien. These more classical approaches…

  • Aftersun

    Aftersun

    ★★★★½

    The power of restraint! Sometimes, and all too rarely, a film comes along that restores your faith in the power of visual storytelling to tell a subtle, moving story with the gentlest of touches. Aftersun is a great example of this, and a welcome addition to the Father/Child drama genre. Charlotte Wells demands the full attention of her audience to closely watch her film that deals with themes of memory, nostalgia, and depression, with the least amount of exposition or…

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  • The Valley of the Bees

    The Valley of the Bees

    ★★★★★

    Taken together, the five films that František Vláčil directed throughout the 1970s could be seen as the pinnacle of the Czech New Wave. His approach to cinematography, particularly shot choices and lighting, are stunning. There were many moments during this film, as with his masterpiece Marketa Lazarová (1967), where I had to pick my chin up from the floor. The shot of the treacherous Rotgier being flung to the dogs took my breath away. The way the film is bathed…

  • The Office

    The Office

    ★★★★

    "State what you have done throughout your lifetime"

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  • La Cérémonie

    La Cérémonie

    ★★★★½

    Are you jaded with modern superhero films? Then I highly recommend this origin story of Isabelle Huppert bravely helping to free Sandrine Bonnaire from the shackles of her bourgeois, patriarchal, middle-class servitude. The final act is Chabrol's violent call-to-arms, for those that can stomach such a concept.

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★

    Mario Puzo's 'Leon The Gladiator: Prince of Denmark'