Archive - 2023/08

"The Big Country", 1958

Aug. 1, 2023, 8:45 a.m. Recommendations

"The Big Country" (1958) is an iconic Western directed by William Wyler that explores themes of honor, love, and violence in the American West. With its stellar cast, stunning cinematography.

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"Fatal Instinct" (1993)

Aug. 2, 2023, 8:56 a.m. Recommendations

"Fatal Instinct" (1993) is a comedic spoof of the 'erotic thriller' genre, delivering laughs and memorable performances despite some unevenness. The film effectively uses genre tropes for comedic

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Dressed to Kill (1980)

Aug. 3, 2023, 7 a.m. Recommendations

Brian De Palma's "Dressed to Kill" (1980) is a stylish and suspenseful thriller. Despite its controversial handling of gender and sexuality, the film delivers with its brilliant performances.

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The Girl on a Motorcycle, 1968

Aug. 3, 2023, 7:20 a.m. Recommendations

"The Girl on a Motorcycle" is a visually striking, psychedelic road trip film exploring female independence and sexuality. Starring Marianne Faithfull and Alain Delon, it's a bold

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Storie di ordinaria follia (1981)

Aug. 4, 2023, 7:09 a.m. Recommendations

"Storie di ordinaria follia" is a raw, unflinching dive into the gritty underbelly of Los Angeles. Starring Ben Gazzara and Ornella Muti, this film is a compelling.

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Projection privée  (1973)

Aug. 5, 2023, 6:54 a.m. Recommendations

"Projection privée" is a 1973 Belgian film that explores the intertwined worlds of cinema and real-life experiences. An intricate plot, raw performances, and a deep exploration of art imitating life

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The Final Girl, 2010

Aug. 6, 2023, 7:43 a.m. Recommendations

"The Final Girl" is a 2010 film that flips horror conventions to explore the protagonist's complex psyche. This deeply psychological journey, enhanced by powerful performances and evocative cinematogr

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"Todo modo", 1976

Aug. 7, 2023, 8 a.m. Recommendations

"Todo Modo" is a 1976 political satire and psychological drama exploring power, religion, and corruption in Italy. Director Elio Petri's film offers a challenging yet rewarding watch

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"Noce blanche", 1989

Aug. 8, 2023, 7:25 a.m. Recommendations

"Noce blanche" is a 1989 French romantic drama exploring the forbidden relationship between a teacher and his student. Directed by Jean-Claude Brisseau and starring Vanessa Paradis,

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37°2 le matin (1986)

Aug. 9, 2023, 7:33 a.m. Recommendations

"37.2º le matin" (Betty Blue) is a 1986 French drama directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix, starring Béatrice Dalle and Jean-Hugues Anglade. A tale of passionate love and mental illness.

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«La femme publique», 1984

Aug. 10, 2023, 8:05 a.m. Recommendations

"La femme publique" (1984) is a French drama directed by Andrzej Żuławski, exploring the complex relationship between an aspiring actress and a film director.

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"Verdens verste menneske", 2021

Aug. 11, 2023, 8:12 a.m. Recommendations

"The Worst Person in the World" (2021) is a Norwegian drama-comedy directed by Joachim Trier. Following the life of Julie, a young woman in Oslo, the film explores themes of identity, love.

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"Mes nuits sont plus belles que vos jours", 1989

Aug. 12, 2023, 8:23 a.m. Recommendations

Mes nuits sont plus belles que vos jours" (1989) is a poetic and surreal French drama directed by Andrzej Żuławski.

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"Koi no tsumi", 2011

Aug. 13, 2023, 8:28 a.m. Recommendations

"Koi no tsumi" ("Guilty of Romance") is a 2011 Japanese drama directed by Sion Sono. A complex exploration of female desire and identity.

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"The Dressmaker", 2015

Aug. 14, 2023, 8:35 a.m. Recommendations

"The Dressmaker" is a 2015 Australian film starring Kate Winslet as a talented dressmaker who returns to her hometown to unravel her past and take revenge.

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"Moonraker" (1979)

Aug. 15, 2023, 7:56 a.m. Recommendations

"Moonraker" (1979) takes James Bond into space in a thrilling adventure to stop a diabolical plan. With groundbreaking effects and a bold storyline, it's a distinctive entry in the series.

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"To Live and Die in L.A.", 1985

Aug. 16, 2023, 8:48 a.m. Recommendations

A relentless pursuit in the world of counterfeit money, directed by William Friedkin, with standout performances from William Petersen and Willem Dafoe.

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"Enemy" (2013)

Aug. 17, 2023, 8:54 a.m. Recommendations

A psychological thriller directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Jake Gyllenhaal in a dual role, exploring identity, duality, and unsettling realities.

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"The Cell", 2000

Aug. 18, 2023, 6:57 a.m. Recommendations

A visually arresting psychological thriller directed by Tarsem Singh, starring Jennifer Lopez and Vincent D'Onofrio, delving into the mind of a comatose serial killer.

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"Tenebre", 1982

Aug. 19, 2023, 8:09 a.m. Recommendations

Dario Argento's stylish giallo masterpiece, "Tenebre", is a tale of murder and obsession, starring Anthony Franciosa, with its iconic soundtrack by Goblin.

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"An Education", 2008

Aug. 20, 2023, 8:15 a.m. Recommendations

A coming-of-age drama set in 1960s London, directed by Lone Scherfig and featuring a breakthrough performance from Carey Mulligan alongside Peter Sarsgaard.

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"Badlands", 1973

Aug. 21, 2023, 8:01 a.m. Recommendations

Terrence Malick's evocative debut, "Badlands", is a poetic crime drama starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek, inspired by real-life criminal couple Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate.

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"First Reformed", 2017

Aug. 22, 2023, 8:06 a.m. Recommendations

Paul Schrader's introspective drama "First Reformed", starring Ethan Hawke, delves into matters of faith, despair, and environmental concerns in a contemporary world.

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Una su tredici (12 + 1), (1969)

Aug. 23, 2023, 6:55 a.m. Recommendations

A comedic adaptation of the classic "The Twelve Chairs" by Ilf and Petrov, "Una su tredici" stars the iconic Sharon Tate and Vittorio Gassman in a wild treasure hunt across Europe.

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"Liteul poreseuteu", 2018

Aug. 24, 2023, 7:09 a.m. Recommendations

Known as "The Little Drummer Girl" in English, this South Korean film adaptation of John le Carré's novel blends espionage intrigue with a deep dive into the complexities of human relationships.

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Le mari de la coiffeuse (1990)

Aug. 25, 2023, 7:22 a.m. Recommendations

Directed by Patrice Leconte, "Le mari de la coiffeuse" or "The Hairdresser's Husband" is a poignant exploration of love, obsession, and nostalgia, starring Jean Rochefort and Anna Galiena.

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«Planet Terror», 2007

Aug. 26, 2023, 9:37 a.m. Recommendations

Robert Rodriguez's "Planet Terror" is a gleefully over-the-top grindhouse homage, packed with gore, zany characters, and outrageous action. Starring Rose McGowan and Freddy Rodriguez

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«Damage», 1992

Aug. 27, 2023, 9:46 a.m. Recommendations

Directed by Louis Malle and starring Jeremy Irons and Juliette Binoche, "Damage" is a psychologically intense drama that delves into the destructive power of obsession and forbidden love.

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"Earth Girls Are Easy", 1988

Aug. 28, 2023, 7:12 a.m. Recommendations

Directed by Julien Temple, "Earth Girls Are Easy" is a colorful, quirky comedy-musical that takes a tongue-in-cheek look at intergalactic romance. Starring Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, and Jim Carrey.

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Dellamorte Dellamore (1994)

Aug. 29, 2023, 7:22 a.m. Recommendations

Directed by Michele Soavi and based on a novel by Tiziano Sclavi, "Dellamorte Dellamore" (also known as "Cemetery Man") is a surreal Italian horror-comedy that blends elements of romance.

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«The Nightcomers», 1971

Aug. 30, 2023, 8:29 a.m. Recommendations

Directed by Michael Winner and starring Marlon Brando, "The Nightcomers" serves as a prequel to Henry James' classic novella "The Turn of the Screw."

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"Le pont du Nord", 1981

Aug. 31, 2023, 8:56 a.m. Recommendations

Directed by Jacques Rivette, "Le Pont du Nord" is a French avant-garde film that blends elements of fantasy, thriller, and existential drama.

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