Italian Neorealism

March 8, 2023, 7:41 a.m. Italian Neorealism

Italian Neorealism is a film movement that emerged in Italy in the aftermath of World War II.

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Enthusiasm: Symphony of the Donbass (1931)

March 20, 2023, 12:26 p.m.

"Enthusiasm: Symphony of the Donbass" (1931) - A Daring Experiment in Sound and Image

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Komsomol: Patron of Electrification (1932)

March 20, 2023, 12:34 p.m.

Komsomol: Patron of Electrification" (1932) - A Glimpse of a Nation's Ambitious Pursuit of Progress

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Three Songs About Lenin (1934)

March 20, 2023, 12:57 p.m.

"Three Songs About Lenin" (1934) - A Cinematic Tribute to a Revolutionary Leader

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The Hour of the Furnaces" (1968)

April 26, 2023, 5:15 a.m.

"The Hour of the Furnaces" (1968) is a groundbreaking Third Cinema documentary critiquing neocolonialism in Latin America. The film's innovative storytelling and powerful message make it a must-watch

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"Battle of Algiers" (1966)

April 26, 2023, 5:25 a.m.

Delve into the gripping, influential classic "The Battle of Algiers" (1966), exploring its powerful portrayal of the Algerian struggle for independence, authentic cinematography, and emotional impact.

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"Chircales" (1972)

April 26, 2023, 7:04 a.m.

Dive into the 1972 Colombian documentary "Chircales," which captures the daily struggles of Andean brickmakers.

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Downtown 81 (2000)

May 3, 2023, 5:28 a.m.

Explore the gritty streets of early 1980s NYC in "Downtown 81," featuring Jean-Michel Basquiat and Debbie Harry. Experience the vibrant art and music scene in this authentic time capsule of a film.

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Wild Style (1983)

May 3, 2023, 5:33 a.m.

Experience the birth of hip-hop culture in "Wild Style," a groundbreaking film showcasing graffiti art, breakdancing, and rap music in 1980s Bronx.

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Everybody Street (2013)

May 3, 2023, 5:38 a.m.

Explore the world of New York City street photography through the eyes of renowned photographers in "Everybody Street."

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Bomb It (2007)

May 3, 2023, 6:28 a.m.

Dive into the world of graffiti and street art in "Bomb It," a captivating documentary that explores the global impact of this controversial art form.

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Leaving Home, Coming Home – A Portrait of Robert Frank (2005)

May 3, 2023, 6:34 a.m.

Explore the life and work of influential photographer Robert Frank in "Leaving Home, Coming Home," a captivating documentary featuring intimate interviews.

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Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

May 3, 2023, 6:38 a.m.

"Exit Through the Gift Shop" is a captivating documentary that delves into the world of street art and commercialism, offering a unique perspective on the nature of art, fame, and creativity.

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The House is Black (1963)

May 9, 2023, 7:37 a.m.

Dive into our review of "The House is Black" (1963), a groundbreaking Iranian documentary by Forough Farrokhzad that offers a compassionate glimpse into the lives of people living in a leper colony.

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Noroi: The Curse (2005)

May 13, 2023, 7:51 a.m.

"Noroi: The Curse" (2005) is a standout in the J-Horror genre, using found-footage and psychological horror to weave a chilling tale of ancient curses and vengeful spirits.

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Salvatore Giuliano (1962)

May 24, 2023, 6:52 a.m.

"Salvatore Giuliano" (1962) is a complex portrayal of the infamous Sicilian bandit within a socio-political context.

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"Bush Mama" (1975)

June 25, 2023, 9:39 a.m.

"Bush Mama" (1975), directed by Haile Gerima, is a raw, powerful exploration of African American life in Los Angeles' Watts district.

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"Fata Morgana", 1966

July 4, 2023, 5:38 a.m. Recommendations

Werner Herzog's "Fata/Morgana" (1966) is a surreal, experimental film that blends striking visuals of the Sahara Desert with a pseudo-narrative inspired by the Mayan creation myth.

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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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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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