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    35 SHOTS OF RUM/35 RHUMS (2008). Four people who...

    35 SHOTS OF RUM/35 RHUMS (2008). Four people who live in proximity in the same suburban Paris apartment building are at the center of this warmest of Denis' films, one of my favorites and one of the...
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    Films remaining to watch or re-watch ...

    Films remaining to watch or re-watch



    Actually, I've reviewed THE INTRUDER/L'INTRUS recently already. FRIDAY NIGHT is hard to get hold of online, so I'll look at it later. I'm working on 35...
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    BROS (Nicholas Stoller 2022)

    NICHOLAS STOLLER: BROS (2022)

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    BILLY EICHNER, LUKE MACFARLANE IN BROS

    Radically conventional: a mainstream gay sex comedy


    Nicholas Stoller...
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    Claire Denis: Nénette and Boni (1996) NÉNETTE...

    Claire Denis: Nénette and Boni (1996)

    NÉNETTE ET BONI (1996). Estranged siblings in Marseille reunite to deal with the underage sister's pregnancy. Following Denis' 1994 TV anthology series...
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    Claire Denis: No Fear, No Die (1990) NO FEAR,...

    Claire Denis: No Fear, No Die (1990)

    NO FEAR, NO DIE/S'EN FOUT LA MORT (1990). This little-known item is Denis' gritty, assured sophomore feature, starring the African-born Isaak de Bankolé (as...
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    Claire Denis: White Material (2010), I Can't...

    Claire Denis: White Material (2010), I Can't Sleep (1994)

    WHITE MATERIAL (2010). Much more satisfying to see this during a home Denis binge, not worry about (my NYFF) festival debut...
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    Claire Denis: Beau Travail (1999) BEAU...

    Claire Denis: Beau Travail (1999)

    BEAU TRAVAIL (1999). This striking, utterly confident variation on "Billy Budd" is the film that secured Claire Denis' international reputation. Rewatching it...
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    Claire Denis: Chocolat (1988), Trouble Every Day...

    Claire Denis: Chocolat (1988), Trouble Every Day (2001), US Go Home (1994) .
    CHOCOLAT (Claire Denis 1988). With a really great filmmaker, a film she made 34 years ago can still seem like exciting...
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    CLAIRE DENIS revisited

    Claire Denis revisited

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    These comments started as part of a "Summer 2022 diary of films seen but not reviewed." It seemed more appropriate to give...
  10. THE YOUNG VOTE (Diane Robinson 2022)...

    THE YOUNG VOTE (Diane Robinson 2022)

    A short film about the importance of getting out the biggest block in the American electorate, the 18-29 voters. Robinson uses a conventional talking head...
  11. THE YOUNG VOTE (Diane Robinson 2022)

    DIANE ROBINSON: THE YOUNG VOTE (2022)

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    ARIANA IN THE YOUNG VOTE

    A part of the vote that can change American politics

    The director, Diane Robinson,...
  12. FINDING HER BEAT (Dawn Mikkelson, Keri Pickett...

    FINDING HER BEAT (Dawn Mikkelson, Keri Pickett 2022)

    A documentary about women who have triumphed in Japanese Taiko drum performance, traditionally the domain only of men. The focus is on an...
  13. FINDING HER BEAT (Dawn Mikkelson, Keri Pickett 2022)

    DAWN MIKKELSON, KERI PICKETT: FINDING HER BEAT (2022)

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    JENNIFER WEIR IN FINDING HER BEAT

    Women who have entered the macho world of Japanese Taiko...
  14. THE SIENT TWINS (Agnieszka Smoczynska 2022). Now...

    THE SIENT TWINS (Agnieszka Smoczynska 2022). Now is the time for me to regret my not being in NYC: the NYFF starts tomorrow and runs to the middle of October. Instead this afternoon I went to...
  15. PROVO (Emma Thatcher 2022)...

    PROVO (Emma Thatcher 2022)

    Modest indie tale of a dissipated ex-Mormon going back from Chicago (home base of the filmmakers) to see her dying father surprises with the authenticity its characters...
  16. PROVO (Emma Thatcher 2022)

    EMMA THATCHER: PROVO (2022)

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    EMMA THATCHER, HUNTER BRYANT, JAY HOBSON, BAILEY CASTLE IN PROVO

    A wild lapsed Mormon comes home for a dying father
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  17. WE DREAM OF ROBOTS/SOÑAR ROBOTS (Pablo Casaberta...

    WE DREAM OF ROBOTS/SOÑAR ROBOTS (Pablo Casaberta 2022)

    Uruguayan kids from far-flung rural environments, competing in an international robotics fair, have surprising success, form lasting bonds,...
  18. WE DREAM OF ROBOTS/SOÑAR ROBOTS (Pablo Casacuberta 2022)

    PABLO CASACUBERTA: WE DREAM OF ROBOTS/SOÑAR ROBOTS

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    TRAILER

    Uruguayan kids competing with robots form lasting bonds and inspire plans for the future...
  19. DON'T WORRY DARLING (Olivia Wilde 2022)

    OLIVIA WILDE: DON'T WORRY DARLING (2022)

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    Harry Styles, Florence Pugh, and Chris Pine in a pretty but thinly conceived 1950's dystopia

    If you are of...
  20. PATH OF THE PANTHER (Carlton Ward Jr. 2022)...

    PATH OF THE PANTHER (Carlton Ward Jr. 2022)

    Conservation photog Ward, from a family many generations in Florida, tracks and protects the endangered Florida panther.
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    CARLTON WARD JR.: PATH OF THE PANTHER (2022)

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    PHOTO CAPTURE BY CARLTON WARD JR. IN PATH OF THE PANTHER

    Conservation photog Ward tracks and protects...
  22. THE PASSENGERS OF THE NIGHT/LES PASSAGERS DE LA...

    THE PASSENGERS OF THE NIGHT/LES PASSAGERS DE LA NUIT (Mikhael Hers 2022)

    Time-lapse tale of a Parisian mom left by her husband who gets a job at a nighttime talk show and raises two teen kids on...
  23. THE PASSENGERS OF THE NIGHT/LES PASSAGERS DE LA NUIT (Mikhaël Hers 2022)

    MIKHAËL HERS: THE PASSENGERS OF THE NIGHT (2022)

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    NOÉE ABITA AND CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG IN THE PASSENGERS OF THE NIGHT

    Weeping and wisps of the night
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  24. MY IMAGINARY COUNTRY (Patricio Guzmán 2022)

    PATRICIO GUZMÁN: MY IMAGINARY COUNTRY (2022)

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    "From turnstiles to constitution": the recent political rebirth of Chile

    The well-known maker of this...
  25. BURIED: THE 1982 ALPINE MEADOWS AVALANCHE (Jared Drake, Steven Siig 2021)

    JARED DRAKE, STEVEN SIIG: BURIED: THE 1982 ALPINE MEADOWS AVALANCHE (2021)

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    SEARCHERS FOR SURVIVORS IN BURIED

    Portrait by survivors of one of nature's...
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