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    MONOS Straddling the line between visual tone...

    MONOS
    Straddling the line between visual tone poem and quasi-non narrative storytelling, this Spanish language film revels in vivid, semi-hallucinatory imagery and a plot saturated in abstruse...
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    PIG Cage is solid and decidedly understated in...

    PIG
    Cage is solid and decidedly understated in this muted thrilller.
    The film is an interesting mix of genres and tropes yet the story is never what you expect it to be and delivers many nice...
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    UNDINE As with his previous film, 2018's...

    UNDINE
    As with his previous film, 2018's excellent Transit, writer/director Christian Petzold's latest endeavor is a restrained romantic fable with an undercurrent of dark fantasy.
    While it helps...
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    FLEE A thoroughly engaging, often harrowing, and...

    FLEE
    A thoroughly engaging, often harrowing, and heartfelt coming-of-age/coming out story wrapped in a 10-year long endeavor to escape from war torn Afganistan.
    Told from the perspective of an...
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    GAIA Full disclosure: I am cutting this film...

    GAIA
    Full disclosure: I am cutting this film some slack due to exotic bias.
    :cool::D
    It's a South African ecological horror/revenge of nature yarn that contains some familiar plot elements, yet...
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    CRYPTOZOO If you enjoy quirky, hand-drawn...

    CRYPTOZOO
    If you enjoy quirky, hand-drawn animation, mythology, and quasi socio-political sci-fi, then chances are you'll dig this flick.
    It wasn't at all what I expected, which was cool (the film...
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    Bonus Points galore since you perfectly summed up...

    Bonus Points galore since you perfectly summed up the film in 3 words.
    Delightfully pleasant surprise indeed! :D:cool:

    I was super hesitant to watch it given that all the advance press (news...
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    BOSS LEVEL This film is a balls-to-the-wall,...

    BOSS LEVEL
    This film is a balls-to-the-wall, bofo action packed maelstrom.
    Sure, the premise is familiar and is pretty much a well-worn gimmick, but the whole package comes out the gate with such...
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    ABOUT ENDLESSNESS Roy Andersson's latest...

    ABOUT ENDLESSNESS
    Roy Andersson's latest endeavor is a collection of droll and aloof vignettes overseen by an unnamed, unseen, casually omnipresent narrator. The overall theme seems to be not only...
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    I was lucky enough to get to interview Mr....

    I was lucky enough to get to interview Mr. Cronenberg a couple of times back in another career life. I recall him being cool.
    But I digress.
    Sadly, due to mitigating circumstances, I missed the...
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    MANDIBLES Sacre mouche merde!!! If you are...

    MANDIBLES
    Sacre mouche merde!!!
    If you are familiar with the work of Quentin Dupieux (Rubber), then you know to strap in for some absurd and wacky dark comedy.

    RIYL
    Dude, Where's My Car; A Fish...
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    The film owes a huge debt to David Cronenberg, so...

    The film owes a huge debt to David Cronenberg, so if you dig his oeuvre, then you will dig Titane.
    But, yeah, unless you like extreme body horror wrapped in an arthouse vibe, probably best to have...
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    TITANE Screenwriter/director Julia Ducournau’s...

    TITANE
    Screenwriter/director Julia Ducournau’s sophomore effort won The Palme d’Or at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. Which just goes to prove that not only are the French adept at making fucked-up...
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    MEN & CHICKEN An irreverent and at times...

    MEN & CHICKEN
    An irreverent and at times absurdist cross between The Three Stooges and The Island of Doctor Moreau. Lottsa politically incorrect humor, overt allusions to bestiality, masturbation,...
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    SETTLERS This quiet, slow-burn sci-fi...

    SETTLERS
    This quiet, slow-burn sci-fi thrillerama owes a large debt to the introspective Western genre.
    It moves along at a steady pace, offers up a few surprises, and has some nicely set up...
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    IN THE EARTH Pandemic guerilla filmmaking at...

    IN THE EARTH

    Pandemic guerilla filmmaking at its finest!
    Apparently this nifty little psychedelic horror offering was filmed in 15 days at the height of Covid quarantine (August 2020).
    Ben...
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    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-new...

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/alien-movie-fede-alvarez-20th-century-studios-1235037155/
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    The Raid 2: Berandal Leaving Hulu on 2/28, so...

    The Raid 2: Berandal

    Leaving Hulu on 2/28, so watch it tonight or tomorrow. Stat!

    Brutally entertaining (or entertainingly brutal?).
    Perhaps the best martial arts action movie of the last...
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    +1 Highly recommended, especially if you dig...

    +1
    Highly recommended, especially if you dig visceral sci-fi.
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    Come True If you are in the mood for a trippy...

    Come True
    If you are in the mood for a trippy sci/fi cum horror flick that values visual aesthetics and rich sound design over a cohesive plot, then this is a wonderful headtrip.
    The gist of the...
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    Portrait of a Lady on Fire I cannot recommend...

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    I cannot recommend this film highly enough.
    It is one of the best films I jave seen in the past few years.
    For starters, I have always been a sucker for costumed...
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    Shadow In The Cloud Schmowzow!!! This flick is...

    Shadow In The Cloud
    Schmowzow!!!
    This flick is F-U-N.
    I'm talking about a fantastic example of what a jumbo tub popcorn film should be.
    Insane pacing, quick and tight editing, solid performances,...
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    Another Round So, it won Best Foreign Film at...

    Another Round
    So, it won Best Foreign Film at the 2020 Oscars.
    It stars Mads Mikkelsen.
    It's about binge drinking.
    On the whole this drama is pretty damn engaging, even if it has some exposition...
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    Under The Tree Up for some darkly disturbing...

    Under The Tree
    Up for some darkly disturbing Nordic melodrama?
    Look no further than this little gem, which skewers HOAs, infidelity, and neighborhood relationships, and more in a cool, detached...
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    I'mma have to side with your wife. :biggrin: I...

    I'mma have to side with your wife.
    :biggrin:
    I much preferred MM in Surfer Dude
    :cool:

    FWIW, I yammered more in-depth about BB here:...
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    SPUTNIK This well crafted and low-key Russian...

    SPUTNIK
    This well crafted and low-key Russian sci-fi thriller borrows elements from the likes of Brain Damage, Alien, Heinlen's Puppet Masters, The Faculty, Dreamcatcher, The Hidden, and Shivers...
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    SAVE YOURSELVES! Hip and savvy sci-fi comedy...

    SAVE YOURSELVES!
    Hip and savvy sci-fi comedy skewering Brooklyn millenials, humankind's continued reliance on tech, self-help movements, and the vacuous inclinations of most people. Nods to Star...
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    GREENER GRASS Written, directed, and starring a...

    GREENER GRASS
    Written, directed, and starring a coupla UCB alums, this film is a strange mix of absurdist satire and scathing social,commentary, specifically skewering the rich, gated community...
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    THE WHISTLERS if you are a fan of good,...

    THE WHISTLERS
    if you are a fan of good, old-fashioned Noir, then The Whistlers may be up your alley. It delivers a wonderfully exotic and esoteric update on the familiar tropes of the genre. To...
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    That film was a mixed bag for me. Promoted as a...

    That film was a mixed bag for me.
    Promoted as a light-hearted fantasy, yet it is teeming with some seriously heavy emotional content.
    To wit, you seem to have overlooked (or perhaps you just...
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    I may have to sign up for Hulu just for this: ...

    I may have to sign up for Hulu just for this:

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    LITTLE MONSTERS If you dig irreverent Zom Coms...

    LITTLE MONSTERS
    If you dig irreverent Zom Coms in the vein of Shaun of the Dead or Anna and the Apocalypse or Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, then this overlooked little gem is seriously...
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