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Benediction | Terence Davies

The cinema of veteran English auteur Terence Davies has always been concerned with outsiders, whether these are people who live their lower-class lives on the outskirts of society or the highbrow individuals who stand against their elitist social trappings. In 2016’s A Quiet Passion,…

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Tokyo Revengers | Tsutomu Hanabusa

It’s probably unnecessary to note that Japanese (pop) culture, and more specifically its cinema today, has a sort of very vivid coolness and charm that often easily distinguishes it for international viewers. The escalating domestic box-office success of live-action manga adaptations is no exception,…

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Curiosa | Lou Jeunet

Curiosa is a shallow bit of French period erotica, sometimes visually compelling but devoid of much insight. Loosely conceived and freely adapted from the photographs and the correspondences of 19th-century French couple of Pierre Louÿs and Marie de Régnier (née Marie de Heredia, also known…

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