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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (G)

    With Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde, this was the movie that stirred up the "film generation" of the late 60s, spreading the idea that movies had at last become an art form at precisely the moment when (it now appears in retrospect) the most fertile period of American filmmaking was coming to an end. more...
  • Days of Being Wild

    Wong Kar-wai's idiosyncratic style first became apparent in this gorgeously moody second feature (1991), whose romantic vision of 1960 Hong Kong as a network of unfulfilled longings would later echo through In the Mood for Love. more...
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  • As Tears Go By

    A low-level hood (Andy Lau) tries to maintain his equilibrium as he's pulled in one direction by his stable, provincial cousin (Maggie Cheung) and in another by his volatile pal (Jacky Cheung). more...
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  • El Dorado

    This late masterpiece (1966) by Howard Hawks is a virtual remake of Rio Bravo, just as Rio Bravo was a virtual remake of To Have and Have Not--only Hawks could make three great, and very different, films from one screenplay. more...
  • Man of Tai Chi (R)

    Keanu Reeves makes his directorial debut with this satisfying pastiche of Hong Kong action cinema, incorporating knock-out martial arts choreography (courtesy of the great Yuen Woo-ping), operatic brutality reminiscent of John Woo, balletic camera movements a la Johnnie To, and even some of Jackie Chan’s populist humor. more...
  • 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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