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by InRO Staff Feature Articles Film Year in Review

Top 20 Films of 2019

It’s been a year of confrontation at the movies, as the domestic and international conflicts of the past several years have reached varying degrees of terminus, seemingly (but just as likely not). Battles in the world between tradition and (r)evolution, in all the myriad…

January 2, 2020
by Sam C. Mac Film Horizon Line

Ash is the Purest White | Jia Zhangke

Ash Is Purest White begins with the blaring of a bus horn — a sound which bears striking resemblance to another, heard at the end of an earlier Jia Zhangke film: 2001’s Platform. This makes sense, because these two works are really sister films.…

March 25, 2019
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