Cinematic Treasures for the Discerning Few

"Suzhou he", 2000

Sept. 24, 2023, 7:15 a.m. Recommendations

Lou Ye’s “Suzhou he” (Suzhou River) is a mesmerizing tale of love and obsession, set against the gritty backdrop of Shanghai's industrial landscape.

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"La nuit des traquées", 1980

Sept. 23, 2023, 7:04 a.m. Recommendations

Jean Rollin's "La nuit des traquées" is a distinct horror drama with a blend of eroticism, exploring themes of memory, confinement, and despair.

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Waltz with Bashir (2008)

Sept. 22, 2023, 5:29 a.m. Recommendations

Ari Folman's "Waltz with Bashir" is a groundbreaking animated documentary exploring a veteran's memory of the 1982 Lebanon War.

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"Café de Flore", 2011

Sept. 21, 2023, 5:34 a.m. Recommendations

Jean-Marc Vallée's "Café de Flore" is a hauntingly poetic drama intertwining two distinct narratives, one set in 1960s Paris and the other in present-day Montreal.

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"Éloge de l'amour", 2001

Sept. 20, 2023, 7:39 a.m. Recommendations

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard, "Éloge de l'amour" ("In Praise of Love") is an experimental French drama that reflects on the complexities of love, memory, and artistic expression.

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«Light Sleeper», 1992

Sept. 19, 2023, 5:01 a.m. Recommendations

Written and directed by Paul Schrader, "Light Sleeper" is an introspective crime drama that delves into the life of a middle-aged drug dealer, played by Willem Dafoe.

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"La cité des enfants perdus", 1995

Sept. 18, 2023, 5:27 a.m. Recommendations

Co-directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro, "La cité des enfants perdus" ("The City of Lost Children") is a visually arresting French fantasy film that delves into the lives of kidnapped children

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"Spencer", 2021

Sept. 17, 2023, 7:17 a.m. Recommendations

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«The Lives of Others», 2006

Sept. 16, 2023, 7:10 a.m. Recommendations

Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, "The Lives of Others" is a gripping drama that delves into the chilling surveillance culture of East Germany.

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Histoire d'O, 1975

Sept. 15, 2023, 5:21 a.m. Recommendations

Directed by Just Jaeckin, "Histoire d'O" is a French erotic drama that delves into themes of submission and sexual freedom. Based on the controversial 1954 novel by Pauline Réage.

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«Smithereens», 1982

Sept. 14, 2023, 5:20 a.m. Recommendations

Directed by Susan Seidelman, "Smithereens" is a gritty, raw look at the underground punk scene in early '80s New York City.

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"Tampopo", 1985

Sept. 13, 2023, 5:13 a.m. Recommendations

Directed by Juzo Itami, "Tampopo" is a delightful Japanese "Ramen Western" that serves up a feast of culinary adventure, humor, and human emotion.

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"Le Redoutable", 2017

Sept. 12, 2023, 5:14 a.m. Recommendations

Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, "Le Redoutable" is a dramedy biopic that explores the life of legendary French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard during a turbulent period.

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"L'enfant secret", 1979

Sept. 11, 2023, 5:10 a.m. Recommendations

Directed by Philippe Garrel, "L'enfant secret" is a deeply introspective French drama that explores the nuances of love, loss, and mental illness.

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"La donna della domenica", 1975

Sept. 10, 2023, 7:20 a.m. Recommendations

Directed by Luigi Comencini, "La donna della domenica" is an Italian crime mystery featuring Marcello Mastroianni and Jacqueline Bisset.

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«Body Heat», 1981

Sept. 9, 2023, 7:41 a.m. Recommendations

Directed by Lawrence Kasdan, "Body Heat" is a neo-noir erotic thriller that revitalized the genre for a new generation. Starring William Hurt and Kathleen Turner.

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Koirat eivät käytä housuja (Dogs Don't Wear Pants) (2019)

Sept. 8, 2023, 7:33 a.m. Recommendations

Directed by J-P Valkeapää, "Dogs Don't Wear Pants" is a Finnish drama that delves into the world of BDSM as a form of catharsis for a widowed man. Starring Pekka Strang and Krista Kosonen.

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"Meantime", 1983

Sept. 7, 2023, 7:27 a.m. Recommendations

Directed by Mike Leigh, "Meantime" is a British social-realist drama featuring early performances from Tim Roth and Gary Oldman. Set against the backdrop of Thatcher-era London.

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"Simple Men", 1992

Sept. 6, 2023, 7:23 a.m. Recommendations

Directed by Hal Hartley, "Simple Men" is an independent drama that delves into the lives of two brothers searching for their radical father. Featuring Robert Burke and William Sage.

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"Un homme et une femme", 1966

Sept. 5, 2023, 7:18 a.m. Recommendations

Directed by Claude Lelouch and starring Anouk Aimée and Jean-Louis Trintignant, "Un homme et une femme" is an iconic French romantic drama that explores the blossoming love between two widowed people.

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