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  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
  • Caravaggio

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  • Emily the Criminal

    ★★★★½

  • Am I Ok?

    ★★★★

  • Hatching

    ★★★★

  • My Old School

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  • France

    France

    ★★★★½

    strikingly literary. beautifully designed & acted. Lea Seydoux maps the epic scope of her character’s development like a maestro— quietly undercutting the clarity of the screenplay’s structure (a clarity that almost becomes a nuisance, but never quite) w a murkiness of both expression and motive. she bewitches.

    from the transparency of the titular character’s name (France des Meurs; literally France of Death, though the name’s proximity to France des Murs or “France of Walls” is likely no accident), to the unrelenting…

  • The Lodge

    The Lodge

    ★★★★★

    still the most feel-bad of films. the feel-worst, if you will

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