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The Disciple

Stories about musicians seeking a seemingly unattainable perfection aren’t in short supply. The most obvious recent example is Whiplash, where Damien Chazelle transformed the arduous struggle between student and teacher—which isn’t easy to make exciting—into an electrifying cat-and-mouse thriller. With The Disciple, director Chaitanya Tamhane takes a more sedate approach, trusting the audience to remain…

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Staff Selects: Sundance Winners

Inspired by the 2020 Sundance Film Festival taking place this week, our staff highlights some of our favorite Sundance winners: Blood Simple (1984) In only the second year of the Sundance Film Festival, it was already bringing attention to up and coming filmmakers who would come to define cinema for decades to come. Joel and…

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The Best of the 2010s – Lee

Honourable Mentions in random order: Gone Girl, The Favourite, Mad Max Fury Road, Tangerine, Paddington 2, Get Out, The Cabin in the Woods, Rango, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo , Prometheus, End of Watch , About Time, Ex Machina , Guardians of the Galaxy, The Love Witch , Mother!, The Square, Silence, Under the Silver Lake The 25 25.)…

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The Best of the 2010s – Davey

11-25 are listed alphabetically 20th Century Women Anomalisa The Babadook Calvary Cold War Columbus La La Land Little Women Madeline’s Madeline Parasite The Perks of Being a Wallflower Short Term 12 The Social Network Whiplash Your Name 10. Marriage Story Acted with gusto, crafted with precision, and so heartbreakingly honest that all pretense of cinema…

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The Best of the 2010s – Jen

Entries 11-25 are listed alphabetically. The top ten are ranked. Ad Astra American Animals Annihilation If Beale Street Could Talk The Irishman John Wick Kubo and the Two Strings Logan Nightcrawler Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Pariah Roma Toy Story 3 War for the Planet of the Apes Whiplash 10.  A Ghost Story An…

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