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  • Far From Heaven

    Todd Haynes's best feature to date—a provocative companion piece to his underrated Safe (1995), which also starred Julianne Moore as a lost suburban housewife but is otherwise quite different. more...
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  • Faust

    The great F.W. Murnau directed only one real blockbuster in Germany, just before coming to America to make his masterpiece, Sunrise; extravagant in every sense, Faust (1926) is laden with references to Dutch, German, and Italian painting and was rivaled only by Fritz Lang's Metropolis in driving the UFA studio toward bankruptcy. more...
  • 5 Broken Cameras

    Emad Burnat, a Palestinian farmer living in the occupied West Bank, bought himself a camcorder after his fourth son, Gibril, was born in February 2005, and in addition to capturing the usual baby milestones he soon became the unofficial videographer for his village (located so close to the Israeli border that, in one shot, surveyors arrive to drop a separation line in the middle of Burnat’s land). more...
  • Fish Tank

    British filmmaker Andrea Arnold made her feature debut with Red Road (2006), an eerie, low-budget suspense story about a woman stalking, seducing, and finally exacting her revenge against the man who ruined her life. more...
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  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

    Winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes, Cristian Mungiu's masterful chronicle of two young women negotiating for an illegal abortion in 1987 Romania over a 24-hour period, near the end of Ceausescu's communist regime, is impressive above all for the way it respects the audience, expecting them to follow the implications of its multifaceted tale without always spelling them out. more...