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  • The Zone of Interest

    ★★★★

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  • The Tatami Galaxy

    ★★★★

  • The Big Short

    ★★

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  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    Werckmeister Harmonies

    ★★★★★

    “I despise stories, as they mislead people into believing that something has happened. In fact, nothing really happens as we flee from one condition to another ... All that remains is time. This is probably the only thing that's still genuine -- time itself; the years, days, hours, minutes and seconds."
    Béla Tarr

    Werckmeister Harmonies opens with an extended sequence in which János demonstrates the orbits of the solar system by having drunks in a bar spin around as if…

  • An Elephant Sitting Still

    An Elephant Sitting Still

    ★★★★★

    “He told me the other day. There is an elephant in Manzhouli. It sits there all day long. Perhaps some people keep stabbing it with forks. Or maybe it just enjoys sitting there. I don't know.“

    Inspired by Béla Tarr and Satantango, An Elephant Sitting Still is a horrendously deep philosophical film about emptiness, purpose, death, envy and hope. It captured all of it in 4 hours, which honestly could be a lot more.

    The grey tone and color palette is also…

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  • All About Lily Chou-Chou

    All About Lily Chou-Chou

    ★★★★★

    Probably the best and most entertaining coming of age film ever about growing up in a cruel world where sincerity and moral is lost and good natured, intelligent, and initially well intentioned children are changed by their experiences in the society into bullying, manipulative, controlling, abusive adults. 

    Music in this film is unbelievably well used, it keeps us engaged, and Lily Chou-Chou is such a great metaphor for the good spark in a bad world.

  • My Brother Jordan

    My Brother Jordan

    ★★★★★

    “People say you’ll forget and move on, but I don’t wanna forget. Every memory I have of him is good, even the really terrible ones of watching him die.”

    A long time friend of mine passed away a few months ago. 19 years old. I’ll always remember him, the way he made me laugh, the way the room got brighter as he entered. I still dream about him, hear his name. But he’s gone. 

    All of my experiences in life…