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  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • Beau Travail
  • Everyone Else
  • A Star Is Born

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  • Belle de Jour

    ★★★★

  • Simon of the Desert

    ★★★★

  • The Exterminating Angel

    ★★★★

  • Viridiana

    ★★★★★

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  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    ★★★★

    two things friends have said recently came to mind:

    1) that although certain market factors may be trying to accelerate the collapse of cinema as we know it, all art forms wax and wane in terms of ability to engage with public interest and it's not worth being super precious

    2) that ultimately it's better to assume the sincerity of people in their engagement with art (and with everything else!) - "denying yourself pleasure or subjecting yourself to pain due to misguided notions of clout/cool is none of my affair"

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★½

    Did no one tell Kosinski/McQuarrie that Top Gun is a movie about the song Take My Breath Away or...