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Architecton: a daunting look at the rubble of our existence

Victor Kossakovsky’s eerie documentary reflects on humanity’s relationship with architecture through a disorientating cavalcade of ruins and rocks.

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Architecton: a daunting look at the rubble of our existence
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I Saw the TV Glow: a rough portrait of fanatical obsession

By Nicolas Rapold

I Saw the TV Glow: a rough portrait of fanatical obsession
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Look Into My Eyes: exquisitely made documentary about New York City psychics puts compassion before cynicism

By Nicolas Rapold

Look Into My Eyes: exquisitely made documentary about New York City psychics puts compassion before cynicism
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Love Lies Bleeding: this bodybuilding melodrama is a film of passionate extremes

By Nicolas Rapold

Love Lies Bleeding: this bodybuilding melodrama is a film of passionate extremes
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Presence: this suburban ghost story is one of Steven Soderbergh’s best go-for-broke experiments yet

By Nicolas Rapold

Presence: this suburban ghost story is one of Steven Soderbergh’s best go-for-broke experiments yet
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Do Not Expect Too Much From the End of the World: Radu Jude’s twisted workplace realities

By Nicolas Rapold

Do Not Expect Too Much From the End of the World: Radu Jude’s twisted workplace realities
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Evil Does Not Exist: Hamaguchi Ryusuke’s beguiling ecological drama

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Evil Does Not Exist: Hamaguchi Ryusuke’s beguiling ecological drama
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The Killer: David Fincher’s normcore assassin unnerves and entertains

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The Killer: David Fincher’s normcore assassin unnerves and entertains
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Aggro Dr1ft: Harmony Korine finds new ways to freak us out with his mashed-up media experiment

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Aggro Dr1ft: Harmony Korine finds new ways to freak us out with his mashed-up media experiment
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Youth (Spring): Wang Bing’s lengthy documentary captures the endless toil and strength of garment factory workers

By Nicolas Rapold

Youth (Spring): Wang Bing’s lengthy documentary captures the endless toil and strength of garment factory workers
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Club Zero: this ambiguous boarding school drama feels strangely one-note

By Nicolas Rapold

Club Zero: this ambiguous boarding school drama feels strangely one-note
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The Zone of Interest: Jonathan Glazer returns with a haunting adaptation of Martin Amis’s Holocaust novel

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The Zone of Interest: Jonathan Glazer returns with a haunting adaptation of Martin Amis’s Holocaust novel
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Inside: this Ballardian high-concept experiment is an intriguing anti-caper

By Nicolas Rapold

Inside: this Ballardian high-concept experiment is an intriguing anti-caper
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Reality: a hyperreal study of an interrogation

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Reality: a hyperreal study of an interrogation
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Beyond Utopia: Korea opportunities are thin on the ground for this family in flight

By Nicolas Rapold

Beyond Utopia: Korea opportunities are thin on the ground for this family in flight
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Passages: Ira Sachs imbues the messiness of love and lust with grace

By Nicolas Rapold

Passages: Ira Sachs imbues the messiness of love and lust with grace
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A Still Small Voice: this luminous life-and-death documentary stands out in a crowded field

By Nicolas Rapold

A Still Small Voice: this luminous life-and-death documentary stands out in a crowded field
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Don’t Worry Darling: a bland, second-hand suburbia satire

By Nicolas Rapold

Don’t Worry Darling: a bland, second-hand suburbia satire
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All the Beauty and the Bloodshed: a remarkable portrait of power and protest

By Nicolas Rapold

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed: a remarkable portrait of power and protest
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A Couple: a short but sweet character study

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A Couple: a short but sweet character study
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War Pony: a picaresque portrait of young Native American lives

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War Pony: a picaresque portrait of young Native American lives
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Showing Up: a typically patient portrait of an artist by Kelly Reichardt

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Showing Up: a typically patient portrait of an artist by Kelly Reichardt
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Stars at Noon: Claire Denis trawls a hell less spellbinding with her American in Nicaragua

By Nicolas Rapold

Stars at Noon: Claire Denis trawls a hell less spellbinding with her American in Nicaragua
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Navalny is a Russian spy thriller dressed up as a documentary

By Nicolas Rapold

Navalny is a Russian spy thriller dressed up as a documentary
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The Tragedy of Macbeth forgoes medieval dankness for a stark and claustrophobic adaptation

By Nicolas Rapold

The Tragedy of Macbeth forgoes medieval dankness for a stark and claustrophobic adaptation
Best of 2021

2021: the year in US film

By Nicolas Rapold

2021: the year in US film
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The Power of the Dog draws out the instability of the American West’s handed-down myths

By Nicolas Rapold

The Power of the Dog draws out the instability of the American West’s handed-down myths
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The Year of the Everlasting Storm forges international bonds with a pandemic-era anthology

By Nicolas Rapold

The Year of the Everlasting Storm forges international bonds with a pandemic-era anthology
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The Velvet Underground pays tribute to avant-garde rock’n’roll icons

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The Velvet Underground pays tribute to avant-garde rock’n’roll icons
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