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Ikiru

The story is deeply affecting and life-affirming, but the plot is only a small part of what makes Ikiru so masterful.

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My Name is Bruce

Campbell may have made his career as a blue-collar actor, but he made his name talking about it—this attempts to bring his working-class idea back, full-circle.

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Western

Though not a “political film”, it’s tough to argue against some level of socio-political implication of two multi-ethnic foreigners traipsing around idyllic western France, looking for stability.

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Caramel (Sukkar banat)

On the surface about the foibles and trials of salon workers and patrons, but underlined with the modernity of Lebanese women and their culture’s transition into westernism.

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Gang of Souls

This seems as if a “Kerouac School for Disembodied Poetics” alum gathered old professors in a room and asked them about things they’ve been asked a million times before.

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The Guatemalan Handshake

This sometimes loses itself in a labyrinth of classic hipster kitsch: fake moustaches, Polaroid pictures, out-of-date analog technology, and quasi-condescending interpretations of small-town America

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