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“A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” by Ana Lily Amirpour

The vampire in “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” (2014) doesn’t seem to relish being a vampire. It seems she’d rather be listening to music, or eating hamburgers brought to her by cute boys. There are only three kills in the entire movie, two of them perpetrated against men mistreating women. In between these […]

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“Drunken Master” by Yuen Woo-ping

Drunken Master, a classic Hong Kong martial arts movie, was directed and action choreographed by Yuen Woo-ping, who would go on to choreograph the fight scenes in films such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Kill Bill; and the Matrix movies. Jackie Chan stars as Wong Fei-hung, a cocky, rude, and belligerent rising talent in his […]

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“Decision to Leave” by Park Chan-wook

“From a mountain peak in South Korea, a man plummets to his death. Did he jump, or was he pushed? When detective Hae-joon arrives on the scene, he begins to suspect the dead man’s wife Seo-rae. But as he digs deeper into the investigation, he finds himself trapped in a web of deception and desire.” […]

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The Sense of Wonder

Le goût des merveilles (The Sense of Wonder) is a 2015 French language film directed by Éric Besnard starring Virginie Efira and Benjamin Lavernhe. Louise (Efira) is a widowed mother of two on the verge of losing her pear farm when she accidentally strikes Pierre (Lavernhe) with her car. He’s not very injured, in fact […]