Propagation by Com Truise

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Seth Haley (known by his stage name Com Truise) is an American electronic musician from Oneida, New York. His Com Truise stage name is a spoonerism of the name of American actor Tom Cruise. Originally an art director, he turned in his resignation prior to his first release as Com Truise. Prior to that,… 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

Passion gap

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Passion Gap by writer/director duo Matt Portman and Jason Donald is one of those rare films that make you realize that the human condition is more than a struggle for many and that life across the world isn’t as familiar as… 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

The unbearable lightness of being

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being is a 1988 American film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Milan Kundera, published in 1984. Director Philip Kaufman and screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière portray the effect on Czechoslovak artistic and intellectual life during the 1968 Prague Spring of socialist liberalization preceding the invasion by the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact that ushered in… Continue Reading

The neon demon

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The Neon Demon is a 2016 psychological horror film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, co-written by Mary Laws, Polly Stenham, and Refn, and starring Elle Fanning. The plot follows an aspiring model in Los Angeles whose beauty and youth generate intense fascination and jealousy within the industry. It… 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

Нелюбовь

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Нелюбовь (Loveless in the english version) is a 2017 Russian drama film directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev. The story concerns two separated parents living apart whose affections are long forgotten and whose relationship has become loveless. They are temporarily brought together after their only… 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

Sweet things

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Sweet Things, directed by Henry K. Norvalls,  tackles the harassment of women, not through overt misbehavior, but the subtle lack of respect exhibited in the workplace by men with power.  It is based on a real life situation with a woman… Continue Reading

Yes, God, yes

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Yes, God, Yes is a short film directed by Karen Maine and starring Stranger Things’ Natalia Dyer as a 15-year old good Catholic girl who thanks to a racy AOL chat, discovers the act of self-pleasure and all the confusion and emotional… Continue Reading

Spring

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Spring, written and directed by Laurel Parmet, gives us a glimpse into a defining afternoon for Amanda and Crystal’s friendship. A surprisingly funny film, as we explore the different layers of their relationship and burgeoning feelings, we also witness how… Continue Reading

Le scandale

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Le scandale (The Champagne Murders in the english version) is a 1967 French suspense thriller mystery film directed by Claude Chabrol and starring Anthony Perkins. It was the first of two films that Chabrol made with Perkins, who is most famous for his role in Psycho directed by Alfred Hitchcock,… Continue Reading

The devils

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The Devils is a 1971 British historical drama horror film directed by Ken Russell and starring Oliver Reed and Vanessa Redgrave. Russell’s screenplay is based partly on the 1952 book The Devils of Loudun by Aldous Huxley, and partly on the 1960 play The Devils by John Whiting, also based on Huxley’s book. The film is a… Continue Reading

Melon rainbow

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Melon Rainbow is a young girl who yearns to be seen. By day she has a cleaning job in a housing association for blind people. At night she stages herself in front of her computer bathed in neon lights. Everyday… Continue Reading

Belle de Jour

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Belle de Jour  is a 1967 French drama film directed by Luis Buñuel and starring Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, and Michel Piccoli. The film is about a young woman who spends her midweek afternoons as a high-class prostitute while her husband is at work. The title of the film… 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

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

The wicker man

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The Wicker Man is a 1973 British mystery horror film written by Anthony Shaffer and directed by Robin Hardy. The story, inspired by David Pinner’s 1967 novel Ritual, centres on the visit of Police Sergeant Neil Howie to the isolated island of Summerisle, in search of a missing girl. Howie,… 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

Maîtresse

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Maîtresse (Mistress in the english version) is a 1975 French film directed by Barbet Schroeder, starring Bulle Ogier and, in one of his earliest leading roles, Gérard Depardieu. Looking for a measure of affection and companionship, Olivier (Depardieu) crosses the path of the lovely Ariane (Ogier). She happens to be… Continue Reading

Bad at dancing

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Joanna Arnow’s fascination with the power balance in relationships continues with her acclaimed narrative short film, “Bad at Dancing,” which won the Silver Bear at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. Eleanore Pienta beguiles as Isabel, a young woman whose… Continue Reading

The lickerish quartet

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The Lickerish Quartet is a 1970 drama film produced, written and directed by Radley Metzler, in which a wealthy Italian matriarch finds an unlikely object of lust in the form of a mysterious blonde visitor. Metzger created R-rated movies with widescreen ambition and this film marked the… Continue Reading

Detrás del espejo

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A young husband, and soon-to-be father, works in a sleazy motel with his wife. When one of the night’s customers leaves behind an unexpected mess, the husband’s keen eye for opportunity and quick thinking may change their fortunes forever. Coming… Continue Reading

Sex, lies and videotape

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Sex, Lies, and Videotape is a 1989 American independent drama film that brought director Steven Soderbergh to prominence. It tells the story of a man who films women discussing their sexuality, and his impact on the relationships of a troubled married couple and the wife’s younger sister.… 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

The less I know the better by Tame Impala

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Tame Impala is an Australian psychedelic band created by Kevin Parker in 2007. Parker’s music is heavily influenced by late 1960s and early 1970s psychedelic rock, which is achieved through various production methods. Some favoured and often-used effects by Parker include phasing, delay, reverb and fuzz. The group began as a home recording… Continue Reading

Caligula

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Caligula is a 1979 Italian-American erotic historical drama film focusing on the rise and fall of the Roman Emperor Caligula. It stars Malcolm McDowell, Teresa Ann Savoy, Helen Mirren and  Peter O’Toole between others. It is the only feature film produced by the men’s magazine Penthouse. Producer Bob Guccione, the magazine’s founder, intended to… Continue Reading