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Air Doll (Kûki ningyô)

Air Doll (Kûki ningyô) (Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda): The premise of Air Doll seems silly at best, salacious at worst: an inflatable sex doll comes to life. In the hands of another director, the resulting film would probably have been a … Continue reading

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Police, Adjective

Police, Adjective (Director: Corneliu Porumboiu): Young police detective Cristi seems to have pulled a pretty boring assignment. Tail a group of hash-smoking teenagers until their dealer appears. He’s been on the case more than a week, compiling detailed but monotonous … Continue reading

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Gigante

Gigante (Director: Adri├ín Biniez): Fabian Jara (Horacio Camandule) is the titular giant, working as an overnight security guard at a large grocery store in Montevideo. He spends his evening shifts watching security cameras of other night employees doing their jobs, … Continue reading

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Kynodontas (Dogtooth)

Kynodontas (Dogtooth) (Director: Giorgos Lanthimos): Although I saw this film several days ago, it’s been difficult to put my thoughts into words. Lanthimos has delivered an unforgettable and disturbing film, but not one that is easy to critique or even … Continue reading

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima (Director: Pablo Stoll): Described as a “silent musical”, Hiroshima follows the director’s brother Juan through a typical day. Though not a documentary, the film incorporates many documentary elements, including the presence of Stoll’s family starring as themselves. Juan doesn’t … Continue reading

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