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Five Fingers of Death (1972)

What a ride! It’s easy to look at Five Fingers of Death today and see it as just another kung-fu movie. But you need to realise how original and groundbreaking this was. 189 more words

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Simon Killer (2012)

The thing I really liked about Simon Killer was how Campos seemed to set himself a lot of visual rules and restrictions that he stuck to. 171 more words

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Starry Eyes (2014)

The score in this kicked ass. Everything else felt sort of frustratingly derivative. There’s very little here that we haven’t seen before, done with more vigor and originality. 305 more words

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Certified Copy (2010)

Certified Copy is the first Kiarostami film I’ve seen and one I’ve been waiting to tick off for some time. It’s appearance on many “Best of the Decade So Far” lists just gave me that extra kick to finally land the blu-ray in the player. 286 more words

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It Follows (2015)

High heels on concrete. A girl races from her front door to the street before circling back on herself and speeding away in the family car. 1,252 more words

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Wild Tales (2015)

I guess the appeal of this movie is that it’s a bunch of (seemingly) unrelated shorts strung together into a feature. Why is that appealing? Well, it makes 2 hours feel like 90 minutes and the quality of the episodes is so strong that you’re just happy to be entertained over and over again. 245 more words

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For a Few Dollars More (1965)

For a Few Dollars More is usually looked upon as the black sheep of Leone’s Dollars trilogy but it’s actually one of the strongest. Easily more assured and visionary than A Fistful of Dollars, many of Leone’s directorial trademarks are on display for the first time. 222 more words

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