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  • War as comedy

    This film draws a parallel between war and frantic farce.
  • Crimson Gold

      A collaborative work from two heavy-hitters of contemporary Iranian cinema, the script was inspired by a real event. An intense telling of a thief’s story, it offers a gripping expose of class prejudice and police-state oppression.
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  • Bitter, my love

    Desire and revenge in the mild but moody Northeast.
      The overall mood of this finely calibrated if conventional slice of suffering is one of careful stillness, of patient watching as director Todd Field creates spaces for his actors to register their difficult feelings — but if there's a neatness about its plot, one is still grateful for its basic seriousness. It's a tragedy in the classic mode — with Sissy Spacek and Marisa Tomei.
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  • Rififi

      American director Jules Dassin's best work remains his early artful genre pieces, withRififi – the classic model of the heist movie, it's centerpiece a nearly 30-minute bank job done sans dialogue – offering the grim satisfaction of watching imaginary characters come to a bad end.
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