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2. ROM - Romania - La Gomera [The Whistlers] (2019)

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Around the World, Around the Wo-orld
1. USA - United States of America - Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002) - rewatch (I think)
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7. Ta Dona a.k.a. Fire! (Adama Drabo, 1991) Mali
8. Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick a.k.a. Everlasting Moments (Jan Troell, 2008) Finland
9. O zestos minas Avgoustos a.k.a. The Hot Month of August (Doris Wishman, Sokrates Kapsaskis, 1966) Greece
10. Pensione paura a.k.a. Hotel Fear (Francesco Barilli, 1978) Italy
11. Danger - Keine Zeit zum Sterben a.k.a. No Time to Die (Helmuth Ashley, 1984) Germany

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1. Ye yan a.k.a. The Banquet (Xiaogang Feng, 2006) China
2. Vasiliy Buslaev (Gennadi Vasilyev, 1984) Russia
3. The Thaw (Mark A. Lewis, 2009) Canada
4. Sembène: The Making of African Cinema (Manthia Diawara, Thiong'o Ngugi-wa, 1994) Senegal
5. Night of the Cobra Woman (Andrew Meyer, 1972) Philippines
6. Zan Boko (Gaston Kaboré, 1988) Burkina Faso
7. Ta Dona a.k.a. Fire! (Adama Drabo, 1991) Mali
8. Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick a.k.a. Everlasting Moments (Jan Troell, 2008) Finland
9. O zestos minas Avgoustos a.k.a. The Hot Month of August (Doris Wishman, Sokrates Kapsaskis, 1966) Greece
10. Pensione paura a.k.a. Hotel Fear (Francesco Barilli, 1978) Italy
11. Danger - Keine Zeit zum Sterben a.k.a. No Time to Die (Helmuth Ashley, 1984) Germany
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flavo5000 wrote: September 3rd, 2022, 1:44 pm 8. Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick a.k.a. Everlasting Moments (Jan Troell, 2008) Finland
This is a Swedish film.
Edit: I see that Finland is listed in country of origin on IMDb, so disregard.
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1. Malnazidos (2020) - Spain
Solid zombie movie set during the spanish civil war. Nothing too surprising, but entertaining enough. 6/10

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4. Rio Grande (US, 1950) * 105 min.
Finally saw the third movie in John Ford's cavalry trilogy, decades after watching the first two. It was a good western, but a disappointment after Fort Apache and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon. Maureen O'Hara was good, but there was too much domestic drama and not enough war.

5. Lucía (Cuba, 1968) * 160 min.
Three women named Lucía involved in romances in three periods of revolution (1890s, 1930s, 1960s). Surprisingly formally and politically adventurous.
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1. Sambizanga (Angola, 1972) * 97 min.
2. Porto of My Childhood (Portugal, 2001) * 58 min.
3. What Richard Did (Ireland, 2012) * 87 min.
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1. Sin Pepitas en la Lengua (2018) Panama
2. Straight Up (2019) United States
3. Relentless (2018) El Salvador
4. Beginning (2020) Georgia
5. Bazodee (2015) Trinidad and Tobago
6. Genova (2008) Cayman Islands
7. Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022) Australia

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Contrary to what I was expecting, this is neither a comedy, nor a film about Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton interacting, but mostly a series of origin stories. As such, three quarters of the film is flashbacks, which only really works if one is curious about the events leading up to his imprisonment in Swinton's bottle. Miller's visuals are a mixed blessing too. The flashbacks look lavish though and there are decent ideas about how stories help us make sense of the world.

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06. Poetic Justice -- Singleton, 1993 -- 6/10 -- United States

Lots of talent here, and strong performances, but the script and story are not as robust. I was thinking the main character's poetry was markedly better than the rest of the script, but then I happened to see that the poetry had been written by Maya Angelou!

07. Arirang -- Kim, 2011 -- 6/10 -- South Korea

My rating is kind of my version of throwing my hands up in the air; I find this "documentary-drama" so hard to rate for so many reasons.
List of previous films
01. Biyaya ng lupa a.k.a. Blessings of the Land -- Silos, 1959 -- 7/10 -- Philippines
02. Krvavá pani a.k.a. The Bloody Lady -- Kubal, 1980 -- 6/10 -- Slovakia
03. Quand la femme s'en mêle a.k.a. When a Woman Meddles -- Allégret, 1957 -- 7/10 -- France
04. Ejercicios de memoria a.k.a. Memory Exercises -- Encina, 2016 -- 7/10 -- Paraguay
05. Four Horsemen -- Ashcroft, 2012 -- 7.5/10 -- United Kingdom
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3. Chance (2009) - Panama
A familiar story of rich assholes getting their comeuppance at the hands of their put-upon servants. Enjoyable if not particularly memorable.
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Still in Asia

14. Lane 0 (2017) Maldives
15. Hom Rong (2004) Thailand
16. Riaru onigokko (2015) Japan
17. Xi you ji zhi: Sun Wukong san da Baigu Jing (2016) China
18. Siti (2014) Indonesia
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01. Nr. 10 (2021) Netherlands
02. La tortue rouge (2016) Belgium
03. WolfWalkers (2020) Luxembourg
04. Paran daemun (1998) South Korea
05. Nekoli chopyong (1986) North Korea
06. The Edge of Democracy (2019) Brazil
07. Be with Me (2005) Singapore
08. Milarepa (2006) Bhutan
09. Wheely (2018) Brunei
10. Nebo nashego detstva (1966) Kyrgyzstan
11. Lyutyy (1974) Kazakhstan
12. Roulette City (2012) Macau
13. Am zin 2 (2001) Hong Kong
14. Lane 0 (2017) Maldives
15. Hom Rong (2004) Thailand
16. Riaru onigokko (2015) Japan
17. Xi you ji zhi: Sun Wukong san da Baigu Jing (2016) China
18. Siti (2014) Indonesia

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Safest form of travel
1. Umirayushchiy lebed (1917, Russia)
2. The Last Colony (2015, Puerto Rico)
Comments in the Mexico+ challenge.

3. Unseen Enemy (2017, Congo-Brazzaville)
Ah yes - a documentary about how pandemics are a major threat to our health and safety worldwide. And all before COVID came out. It's kinda fun to look back on these... Long list of countries, so I picked the one I'm least likely to watch something else from.

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2. Les cinq diables (2022) - France
Amazing, such an pleasant surprise. Went to see it without knowing anything about it (it was my wife's turn to choose, I wanted to see Nope), expecting a regular family drama, which is usually not in my ballpark. I really don't want to spoil it, but let's say it's much much tightly written than I assumed, and it is NOT a regular drama. The cast is small and solid, the editing and the music are top notch. It can be a little scary, too, so I'm not mad about missing Nope. :P 8/10

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1. Malnazidos (2020) - Spain
2. Les cinq diables (2022) - France
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3. L'enfant de Paris (1913, Perret) 7/10 - France
4. Father Sergius (1918, Protazanov/Volkoff) 6,5/10 - Russia
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1. Ben-Hur A Tale of the Christ (1925, Niblo) 6,5/10 - USA
2. Redes (1936, Muriel/Zinnemann) 6/10 - Mexico
3. L'enfant de Paris (1913, Perret) 7/10 - France
4. Father Sergius (1918, Protazanov/Volkoff) 6,5/10 - Russia
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1. Sin Pepitas en la Lengua (2018) Panama
2. Straight Up (2019) United States
3. Relentless (2018) El Salvador
4. Beginning (2020) Georgia
5. Bazodee (2015) Trinidad and Tobago
6. Genova (2008) Cayman Islands
7. Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022) Australia
8. Beatrix (2021) Austria

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Much of this movie looks that like ^, i.e. shots of the lead actress with her face cut-off, including a lot of shots of her rear end in underwear that reveals her curves. As for the plot, it is entirely about her doing chores around her house. Yes, there is the occasional guest and phone conversation, but the film is mostly just chores, playing on a red ball, watch tv, rinse/wash/repeat etc., which didn't really do much for me unfortunately. Lead actress was OK I guess.

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4. Who Killed Captain Alex? (Uganda, 2010) 3.5/10
5. Kumbukumbu Za Mti Uunguao | Memories of a Burning Tree (Tanzania, 2010) 7/10
6. Soul Boy (Kenya, 2010) 6/10
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1. A ojos cerrados | With Eyes Shut (Costa Rica, 2010) 6.5/10
2. La vida útil | A Useful Life (Uruguay, 2010) 5.5/10
3. Viva Riva! (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2010) 5.5/10
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2nd for me for this challenge is Spain.

2. Image Viridiana (1961, Luis Buñuel)

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1. Canada - I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987, Patricia Rozema)
2. Spain - Viridiana (1961, Luis Buñuel)
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4 - The Phantom Carriage (1921) - 8/10 - Sweden - There is a legend that if a great sinner dies late on New Year's Eve, they will be responsible for driving Death's chariot to collect the souls of the dead for the next year. David Holm is one such sinner and we learn much of his story through flashback on New Year's Eve. There are some nice camera tricks here, but also a fairly involved and entertaining story.

5 - La Aldea Maldita / The Cursed Village (1930) - 7/10 - Spain - A hailstorm ruins the crops that Juan worked hard to grow. He ends up in prison after an argument and his wife leaves the village with their son, thinking the village is cursed. Three years later, Juan gets out of prison and goes in search of his wife.

6 - Hill of Freedom (2014) - 5/10 - South Korea - Mori is a Japanese language teacher who travels to South Korea in search of a woman that he knew years earlier. He befriends the lady who runs the place where he stays, her nephew, and the lady who runs a cafe. It's pretty laid back and kind of dull.


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1 - By the Law (1926) - 8/10 - Russia
2 - Destiny (1921) - 8/10 - Germany
3 - He Who Gets Slapped (1924) - 8.5/10 - United States
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1. Silip (Philippines, 1985) - 6/10
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My last watch for the Philippines film is the one I've been wanting to watch for so long. A good skin flick but I do think the characters were a little to over the top to really be great but still I enjoyed it anyway.


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Safest form of travel
1. Umirayushchiy lebed (1917, Russia)
2. The Last Colony (2015, Puerto Rico)
3. Unseen Enemy (2017, Congo-Brazzaville)
4. Drive My Car (2021, Japan)
I just could not get into this one. I didn't find the leads interesting enough to get involved with, and the film felt like a slog for me. Might have appreciated it more if I were more familiar with Uncle Vanya, but I'm not.

5. Volver (2006, Spain)
This was utterly fantastic. I mostly had no clue where it was going, and it was a thrill along the way. So interesting and engaging.

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Midaregumo
2. Mikio Naruse, 1967, 108 min, Japan
It looks like another masterpiece by Naruse but the lack of chemistry between the two leads plus the uneven development of their romance (a dull and predictable long first hour followed by several sudden dramatic events) made my interest and appreciation move to the perfect light and frame compositions, the parallel thoughts on the trouble of unmarried women in Japanese traditional society and the inner conflict between feelings, guilt and public morals of the female protagonist. 7/10
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1. WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND · Forbes, 1961, UK
2. MIDAREGUMO · Naruse, 1967, Japan
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1. Sin Pepitas en la Lengua (2018) Panama
2. Straight Up (2019) United States
3. Relentless (2018) El Salvador
4. Beginning (2020) Georgia
5. Bazodee (2015) Trinidad and Tobago
6. Genova (2008) Cayman Islands
7. Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022) Australia
8. Beatrix (2021) Austria
9. Atlantis (2019) Ukraine

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This feels more likes episodes strung together rather than a narrative, accentuated by the fact that it consists of 28 unbroken (often static) takes. There are some striking bits and pieces - most notably a steel worker's suicide in a factory illuminated by fire and safety lighting. The infrared camera stuff near the end - selected for the promotional poster - looks absolutely beautiful too, but the the narrative takes a very large back-seat to the way the film is shot.

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1. Sin Pepitas en la Lengua (2018) Panama
2. Straight Up (2019) United States
3. Relentless (2018) El Salvador
4. Beginning (2020) Georgia
5. Bazodee (2015) Trinidad and Tobago
6. Genova (2008) Cayman Islands
7. Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022) Australia
8. Beatrix (2021) Austria
9. Atlantis (2019) Ukraine
10. Zinder (2021) Niger

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Residents of a socioeconomically disadvantaged town are interviewed in this documentary from a former resident. It is all rather downbeat as interviewees discuss being embarrassed to admit where they live, recounting stories of policemen making random arrests due to the town's criminal reputation. There are some well filmed sequences, especially as we detour into the red light district at night. In general though, this is more dialogue than style driven.

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1. Sin Pepitas en la Lengua (2018) Panama
2. Straight Up (2019) United States
3. Relentless (2018) El Salvador
4. Beginning (2020) Georgia
5. Bazodee (2015) Trinidad and Tobago
6. Genova (2008) Cayman Islands
7. Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022) Australia
8. Beatrix (2021) Austria
9. Atlantis (2019) Ukraine
10. Zinder (2021) Niger
11. Runt (2005) Jamaica

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Afraid of turning into the abusive parent that his hard-drinking father was, a Jamaican expat returns to his native country to reunite with his father here. Wandering in the Jamaican forests, illuminated in luscious blue, he becomes taunted by voices that force him to recall his past. His flashbacks paint a grim picture of toxic masculinity, especially walking in on his father sleeping around, which turns into a lecture, shot entirely from kid point-of-view (as above).

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2. My Name Is Nobody (1973) - Italy - 7/10
Totally all over the place and over the top spaghetti with some fun ideas and a very confusing attitude towards Sam Peckinpah. Not fully serious, not fully silly, also combining some of the best and the worst (mostly the latter) that Morricone is capable of.
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1. Manila in the Claws of Light (1975) - Philippines - 8/10
2. My Name Is Nobody (1973) - Italy - 7/10
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3. Night School (1981) - USA
Well, this promised to be a nice little gem for the giallo-inspired slashers of the 80s. The cop duo is entertaining enough, there's a cool weapon and disguise, the kill scenes have a pretty unerving soundtrack... In theory, a lot to work with. Unfortunately, the identity of the killer becomes too obvious too soon, and the second half of the film seems just kinda pointless. Still worth a watch if you've ran out of slashers, but otherwise not something I'd heartily recommend. 5/10

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1. Malnazidos (2020) - Spain
2. Les cinq diables (2022) - France
3. Night School (1981) - USA
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3rd for me for this challenge is India

Image Devi (1960, Satyajit Ray).

This is the first film I've seen from Ray and I quite liked it.
Around the world in one month
1. Canada - I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987, Patricia Rozema)
2. Spain - Viridiana (1961, Luis Buñuel)
3. India - Devi (1960, Satyajit Ray).
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6. The Skin (2011) 5 Antigua and Barbuda
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1. Kafou (2017) 7 Haiti
2. La glace à trois faces/The Three-Sided Mirror (1927) 8+ France
3. Trampa infernal/ Hell’s Trap (1989) 6+ Mexico
4. Hypocrites (1915) 6 United States
5. Histoire de detective (1929) 7 Belgium
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More viewings from Asia

19. Zhong lie tu (The Valiant Ones) (1975) Taiwan
20. Ramchand Pakistani (2008) Pakistan
21. Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure (2001) Philippines
22. Sulanga Enu Pinisa (The Forsaken Land) (2005) Sri Lanka
23. Death Zone: Cleaning Mount Everest (2018) Nepal
24. Simindis kundzuli (Corn Island) (2014) Georgia
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01. Nr. 10 (2021) Netherlands
02. La tortue rouge (2016) Belgium
03. WolfWalkers (2020) Luxembourg
04. Paran daemun (1998) South Korea
05. Nekoli chopyong (1986) North Korea
06. The Edge of Democracy (2019) Brazil
07. Be with Me (2005) Singapore
08. Milarepa (2006) Bhutan
09. Wheely (2018) Brunei
10. Nebo nashego detstva (1966) Kyrgyzstan
11. Lyutyy (1974) Kazakhstan
12. Roulette City (2012) Macau
13. Am zin 2 (2001) Hong Kong
14. Lane 0 (2017) Maldives
15. Hom Rong (2004) Thailand
16. Riaru onigokko (2015) Japan
17. Xi you ji zhi: Sun Wukong san da Baigu Jing (2016) China
18. Siti (2014) Indonesia
19. Zhong lie tu (The Valiant Ones) (1975) Taiwan
20. Ramchand Pakistani (2008) Pakistan
21. Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure (2001) Philippines
22. Sulanga Enu Pinisa (The Forsaken Land) (2005) Sri Lanka
23. Death Zone: Cleaning Mount Everest (2018) Nepal
24. Simindis kundzuli (Corn Island) (2014) Georgia
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7. Dimashq ma'a hobee | Damascus with Love (Syria, 2010) 5/10
8. Macherovgaltis | Knifer (Cyprus, 2010) 6/10
9. Un homme qui crie | A Screaming Man (Chad, 2010) 5/10
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1. A ojos cerrados | With Eyes Shut (Costa Rica, 2010) 6.5/10
2. La vida útil | A Useful Life (Uruguay, 2010) 5.5/10
3. Viva Riva! (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2010) 5.5/10
4. Who Killed Captain Alex? (Uganda, 2010) 3.5/10
5. Kumbukumbu Za Mti Uunguao | Memories of a Burning Tree (Tanzania, 2010) 7/10
6. Soul Boy (Kenya, 2010) 6/10
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5. Blind Justice (1916, Christensen) 6/10 - Denmark
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1. Ben-Hur A Tale of the Christ (1925, Niblo) 6,5/10 - USA
2. Redes (1936, Muriel/Zinnemann) 6/10 - Mexico
3. L'enfant de Paris (1913, Perret) 7/10 - France
4. Father Sergius (1918, Protazanov/Volkoff) 6,5/10 - Russia
5. Blind Justice (1916, Christensen) 6/10 - Denmark
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Managed to sneak a 4th in this afternoon: Brazil

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Around the world in one month
1. Canada - I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987, Patricia Rozema)
2. Spain - Viridiana (1961, Luis Buñuel)
3. India - Devi (1960, Satyajit Ray)
4. Brazil - Black Orpheus (1959, Marcel Camus)
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3. Corpus Christi (2019) - Poland - Coming to the end of my trip to Poland, decided to watch this Polish movie. The theme of some Christians acting like hypocrites is fairly common. The story here really does it justice, and it’s all carried by the amazing performance of the main character. I’m not sure how I feel about where the story ended, felt slightly confusing, but I’d definitely recommend this one. 8/10
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1. Calendar (1993) - Armenia - 7/10

2. Ossos (1997) - Portugal - 3/10
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1. Ai no mukidashi (2008, Shion Sono) - 4/10 - Japan

I expected to hate it. I can't say I liked it but at least it was not boring and the pace was right for a 4-hour-long movie

2. Let It Be Morning (2021, Eran Kolirin) - 5/10 - Israel

Strong beginning, but tries to handle too many subjects at once and finally fails to be compelling at any of them

3. Midnight in Paris (2011, Woody Allen) - 5/10 - France

I can't believe this is one of the most popular Allen movies. Oh yeah it's suitable to watch on a Sunday afternoon when you just need to rest after a long working week. But every character is truly terrible, except maybe Brody as Dali because he was the only one to fully accept the comedic aspect of his role.

4. Caniba (2017, Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Verena Paravel) - 2/10 - USA

Strangely reminiscent of Crumb, but Crumb was funnily creepy while Caniba is creepily creepy, and I couldn't understand one bit of the artistic stance with all the blurry close-ups.

"Unable to find work, [Issei Sagawa] made his living from the notoriety generated by his crime. This film does not seek to justify or legitimize that crime."

Yeah, right, you do not seek to legitimize the crime but you feed the guy and increase his notoriety. Good job.
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6. Downpour (Iran, 1972) * 129 min.
It took me a while to get into this one, the jokes seemed juvenile and cruel and the protagonist was unlikable before he became sympathetic after getting beaten up (a lot of the characters felt the same way). It finally came together, but it took longer than it should have to do so.

7. The Hunt (Spain, 1966) * 87 min.
A group of four friends spend the day hunting rabbits, and find that they are not really such friends after all. Fortunately, I don't have enough understanding of fascist society to understand each of their places in it, but all were to varying degrees unlikable, with only the servant and his niece seeming human.

8. Le Franc (Senegal, 1994) * 46 min.
A poor musician plays the lottery in hopes of paying his rent, and turns his trip to collect his winnings into an absurd adventure. Very amusing.

9. Pixote (Brazil, 1980) 126 min.
A grim look at the lives of street kids in Brazil's juvenile justice system, it earns its reputation as a hard watch.
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1. Sambizanga (Angola, 1972) * 97 min.
2. Porto of My Childhood (Portugal, 2001) * 58 min.
3. What Richard Did (Ireland, 2012) * 87 min.
4. Rio Grande (US, 1950) * 105 min.
5. Lucía (Cuba, 1968) * 160 min.
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7 - Taste of Cherry (1997) - 8/10 - Iran - A man drives around the city and the hills outside the city looking for someone willing to bury his body after he kills himself. There is a lot of driving across a fairly barren landscape and finding a willing person is tough. It's a good film, though it took me a while to warm to it.

8 - J'Accuse (1919) - 8.5/10 - France - Jean loves his neighbor Edith. Edith happens to be married to Francois and she cares for both men. When the world war starts, the two men join the army with Francois ending up a sergeant and Jean a lieutenant in the same unit. The two men are antagonistic toward each other at first and I liked how the relationship between the two men developed over time. The film shows some fighting, but is more about the relationship between the two men and Edith along with showing some of the suffering that happens during wartime. Romuald Joubé was particularly good as Jean and Abel Gance did a very nice job directing the film.
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1 - By the Law (1926) - 8/10 - Russia
2 - Destiny (1921) - 8/10 - Germany
3 - He Who Gets Slapped (1924) - 8.5/10 - United States
4 - The Phantom Carriage (1921) - 8/10 - Sweden
5 - La Aldea Maldita / The Cursed Village (1930) - 7/10 - Spain
6 - Hill of Freedom (2014) - 5/10 - South Korea
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4. Kafou (2017) - Haiti
A short, forgettable crime movie with a plot and characters that don’t make much sense.

5. Simshar (2014) - Malta
Two parallel stories unfold during the Mediterranean Migration Crisis. In one story, a Turkish vessel rescues migrants fleeing from Libya but then finds itself in legal limbo as no country wants to accept the refugees. In the other story, an ordinary Maltese fishing boat puts to sea. You know these two stories will intersect, but the way in which they eventually do so surprised me and provided a final, bitter irony for this impressive movie. Recommended.
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1. Mon oncle (1958) - France
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1. Sin Pepitas en la Lengua (2018) Panama
2. Straight Up (2019) United States
3. Relentless (2018) El Salvador
4. Beginning (2020) Georgia
5. Bazodee (2015) Trinidad and Tobago
6. Genova (2008) Cayman Islands
7. Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022) Australia
8. Beatrix (2021) Austria
9. Atlantis (2019) Ukraine
10. Zinder (2021) Niger
11. Runt (2005) Jamaica
12. Vai (2019) New Zealand

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This indie drama compromises of eight segments shot by nine Pacific Islander women across seven different regions and in five different languages. Even more ambitiously, the film tells the single story of a woman from childhood to elder. As a narrative though, the film does not quick click. With changes of language and nationality that frequently enter the conversation, the fact that this is eight separate works pasted together is distractingly apparent.

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7. La Gunguna (2015) 7 Dominican Republic
8. Gojira: Fainaru uôzu/ Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) 6 Japan
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1. Kafou (2017) 7 Haiti
2. La glace à trois faces/The Three-Sided Mirror (1927) 8+ France
3. Trampa infernal/ Hell’s Trap (1989) 6+ Mexico
4. Hypocrites (1915) 6 United States
5. Histoire de detective (1929) 7 Belgium
6. The Skin (2011) 5 Antigua and Barbuda
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Le signe du lion
3. Eric Rohmer, 1962, 103 min, France
A different Rohmer (I prefer the most popular), less talkative and meditative, in a sort of astrological wicked prank that left me hungry, low and exhausted after all the endless and depressing (all those relaxed happy people around made it even worse) summer wanderings of the (un)fortunate idle protagonist through the neighbourhoods of Paris. 6/10
A Cinematic Travel Log
1. WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND · Forbes, 1961, UK
2. MIDAREGUMO · Naruse, 1967, Japan
3. LE SIGNE DU LION · Rohmer, 1962, France
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12. Quartier Mozart (Jean-Pierre Bekolo, 1992) Cameroon
13. Lumumba: La mort du prophète (Raoul Peck, 1991) The Democratic Republic of Congo
14. Víbora caliente a.k.a. Hot Snake (Fernando Durán Rojas, 1978) Mexico
15. Al-massir a.k.a. Destiny (Youssef Chahine, 1997) Egypt

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Around the World in 30 Days
1. Ye yan a.k.a. The Banquet (Xiaogang Feng, 2006) China
2. Vasiliy Buslaev (Gennadi Vasilyev, 1984) Russia
3. The Thaw (Mark A. Lewis, 2009) Canada
4. Sembène: The Making of African Cinema (Manthia Diawara, Thiong'o Ngugi-wa, 1994) Senegal
5. Night of the Cobra Woman (Andrew Meyer, 1972) Philippines
6. Zan Boko (Gaston Kaboré, 1988) Burkina Faso
7. Ta Dona a.k.a. Fire! (Adama Drabo, 1991) Mali
8. Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick a.k.a. Everlasting Moments (Jan Troell, 2008) Finland
9. O zestos minas Avgoustos a.k.a. The Hot Month of August (Doris Wishman, Sokrates Kapsaskis, 1966) Greece
10. Pensione paura a.k.a. Hotel Fear (Francesco Barilli, 1978) Italy
11. Danger - Keine Zeit zum Sterben a.k.a. No Time to Die (Helmuth Ashley, 1984) Germany
12. Quartier Mozart (Jean-Pierre Bekolo, 1992) Cameroon
13. Lumumba: La mort du prophète (Raoul Peck, 1991) The Democratic Republic of Congo
14. Víbora caliente a.k.a. Hot Snake (Fernando Durán Rojas, 1978) Mexico
15. Al-massir a.k.a. Destiny (Youssef Chahine, 1997) Egypt
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