Tokyo project

Set in Japan’s capital, Tokyo Project tells the story of a mysterious romance between two strangers (played by Elisabeth Moss and Ebon Moss-Bachrach) as they explore the hidden treasures of the city. Written and directed by longtime Girls collaborator Richard Shepard, who helmed several of the HBO series’… Continue Reading

Lost on you by LP

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Laura Pergolizzi is an American singer and songwriter who performs under the stage name LP. Physically a cross between John Cooper Clarke and Patti Smith, vocally a blend of Gwen Stefani and Cyndi Lauper, LP alchemises that patchwork into something not currently available elsewhere. In… Continue Reading

Only lovers left alive

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Only Lovers Left Alive is a 2013 internationally co-produced vampire film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their… Continue Reading

Un amour de jeunesse

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Un amour de jeunesse (Goodby first love in the english version) is a 2011 Franco-German film directed by Mia Hansen-Løve. The film is chronicle of the romance between Camille and Sullivan, which begins during their adolescence and picks up after Sullivan’s 8-year… Continue Reading

Gouttes d’eau sur pierres brûlantes

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Gouttes d’eau sur pierres brûlantes (Water Drops on Burning Rocks in the english version) is a 2000 French drama film directed by François Ozon. The film is based on a German play by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Tropfen auf heisse Steine. The film is divided in 4 acts. Germany… Continue Reading

The Karate Kid

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The Karate Kid is a 1984 American martial arts drama film produced by Jerry Weintraub, directed by John G. Avildsen, written by Robert Mark Kamen, in which a martial arts master agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager. It stars Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, William Zabka and Elisabeth Shue. It is… Continue Reading

À nos amours

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À Nos Amours (To Our Loves in the english version) is a 1983 French drama film directed by Maurice Pialat and written by Arlette Langmann and Pialat, about a 15-year-old girl named Suzanne (Bonnaire) who experiences her sexual awakening and becomes promiscuous, but is unable to… Continue Reading

Tuff Turf

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Tuff Turf is a 1985 American drama film directed by Fritz Kiersch and starring James Spader and Kim Richards. Morgan (Spader) is a troubled teenager from Connecticut who relocates to Los Angeles with his parents after his father’s business goes under. Morgan struggles to make friends, and trouble ensues… Continue Reading

Breathless

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Breathless takes us into the rarely-glimpsed world of synchronized swimming to depict an operatic story of love, jealousy, and betrayal, yet, in a dazzling twist, the camera never leaves the pool. A random internet video of synchronized swimmers from under the water was… Continue Reading

Spoetnik

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Sam starts working at Spoetnik, a clandestine chips stand named after its specialty. Right across the street is a brothel with an alluring girl who evidently needs Sam’s help. A slightly surreal tale of love at first sight, Noël Loozen’s Spoetnik doesn’t do… Continue Reading

Trouble every day

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Trouble Every Day is a 2001 French erotic horror film directed by Claire Denis and written by Denis and Jean-Pol Fargeau. It stars Vincent Gallo, Tricia Vessey, Béatrice Dalle and Alex Descas. Two strangers share a strange and terrible bond in this stylish horror tale that juggles sex and graphic bloodshed.… Continue Reading

Just one of the guys

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Just One of the Guys is a 1985 comedy film, directed by Lisa Gottlieb. Terri Griffith (Joyce Hyser) is an aspiring teenage journalist living in Phoenix, Arizona who feels that her teachers don’t take her school newspaper articles seriously because of her good looks. After failing to get… Continue Reading

I Know Jake Gyllenhaal is Going to Fuck My Girlfriend

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Nino Mancuso’s dark short film comedy uses an absurd premise to explore jealousy, fear, self-destruction, and, of course, paranoia inside relationships.Things start normal enough: Suzie (Angela Trimbur) and Sean head to the movies to watch a film featuring Gyllenhaal.  But,… Continue Reading

The killing of a sacred deer

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The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a 2017 psychological horror film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, from a screenplay by Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou. The story is based on the ancient Greek play Iphigenia at Aulis by Euripides. The film follows a cardiac surgeon (played by Farrell) who secretly… Continue Reading

Muscle

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Heidi Miami Marshall’s Muscle explores the ambivalence of a wife who is tasked with taking care of her dying husband, as she struggles with the relationship itself, which started falling apart before the sickness hit. It is a slow-paced, thoughtful film that… Continue Reading

The war of the roses

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The War of the Roses is a 1989 American black comedy film based upon the 1981 novel of the same name by Warren Adler. The film follows a wealthy couple with a seemingly perfect marriage. When their marriage begins to fall apart, material possessions become the center… Continue Reading

Clutch control

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Henry is in an awkward predicament. His attempts to teach his attractive student how to drive interfere with him trying to seduce her. Black comedy about love, colliding expectations and the importance of the handbrake. A short film directed by… Continue Reading

Sweetest kill by Broken social scene

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Broken Social Scene is a Canadian indie rock band, a musical collective including as few as six and as many as nineteen members, formed by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning. Most of its members play in various other groups and solo projects, mainly in the city of Toronto. These associated… Continue Reading

Kollektivitet

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Kollektivet (The Commune in the english version) is a 2016 Danish drama film. An emotional and intensely focused lead performance from Trine Dyrholm carries this movie from Danish director and Dogme 95 veteran Thomas Vinterberg, shot on HD digital video. The setting is an… Continue Reading

Matrimonio all’Italiana

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Matrimonio all’italiana (Marriage italian style in the english version) is a 1964 film by Vittorio De Sica. It tells the World War II era story of a cynical, successful businessman named Domenico (Mastroianni), who, after meeting a naive country girl, Filumena (Loren),… Continue Reading

What’s eating Gilbert Grape

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What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is a 1993 American drama film directed by Lasse Hallström and starring Johnny Depp, Juliette Lewis, Darlene Cates and Leonardo DiCaprio. The film follows 24-year-old Gilbert (Depp), a grocery store clerk caring for his morbidly obese… Continue Reading

Berlin syndrome

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Berlin Syndrome is a 2017 Australian psychological thriller film directed by Cate Shortland, and written by Shaun Grant, based upon the novel of the same name by Melanie Joosten. It stars Teresa Palmer and Max Riemelt. In the plot, Australian photographer, Clare, meets Andi while holidaying in Berlin.… Continue Reading

I love Luci

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Colin Kennedy’s award-winning, unconventional romantic comedy, I Love Luci, is a film about missing teeth, unrequited love and a dog’s destiny to bring two people together. A short with surprising depth, Kennedy’s film cleverly skates between comedy, romance and social commentary,… Continue Reading

Enter the void

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Enter the Void is a 2009 English-language French drama film written and directed by Gaspar Noé and starring Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, and Cyril Roy. Set in the neon-lit nightclub environments of Tokyo, the story follows Oscar, a young American drug dealer who gets shot by… Continue Reading

Volume

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Sam’s perfectly polished world is upended when Georgina goes missing. Whilst everyone acts like nothing has happened Sam drifts back into his memories of Georgina and realises he may know more than he wants to remember. Volume is a 2012 short film directed by… Continue Reading

Strassenkaiser

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Strassenkaiser is a a road movie through the streets of Berlin, from backyards, parks and bars up to a tower. In an intoxicated Berlin by the summer carnival, there is Noah, a 12 year old boy, non-local, supposed to meet… Continue Reading

Una mujer fantástica

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Una mujer fantástica (A fantastic woman in the english version) is a 2017 Chilean drama film directed by Sebastián Lelio and starring Luis Gnecco and Daniela Vega between others. Four years ago, Lelio shook up the official competition in Berlin with Gloria, a bracingly honest, ultimately empowering study of the… Continue Reading

Lion

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Lion is a 2016 drama film directed by Garth Davis (in his feature debut) and written by Luke Davies, based on the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley with Larry Buttrose. A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many… Continue Reading

Blue Jay

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Blue Jay is a drama romance film directed by Alex Lehmann in his fictional feature debut, from a screenplay by Mark Duplass. It stars Duplass and Sarah Paulson. The film was financed by Netflix without the company even seeing a script. Instead, Duplass wrote a 10-page outline that allowed for… Continue Reading

Sing street

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Sing street takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to… Continue Reading

101 Reykjavík

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101 Reykjavík is 2000 film based on the 1996 novel by Hallgrímur Helgason. Thirty-year-old Hlynur still lives with his mother and spends his days drinking, watching porn and surfing the net while living off unemployment checks. A girl is interested in him, but… Continue Reading