Oh, a secret lunch note!

A fine feast

Really, the premise could not be more conventional. A Mumbai housewife desperate to win back the heart of her long-distracted, work-obsessed husband puts immense effort into making him the most subli...

WR: Mysteries of the Organism

Serbian director Dušan Makavejev’s 1971 cult film WR: Mysteries of the Organism doesn’t lend itself to tidy, succinct description, but its opening credit sequence conveys something of its...
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Oculus: Mirror, mirror

Tim (Brenton Thwaites) is released from an institution 11 years after a terrible string of childhood events that ended with him shooting his own father to death. It took 11 years for Tim to accept th...
A game of death in The Seventh Seal

Ingmar Bergman: Bleak and Beautiful

The case of Swedish writer/director Ingmar Bergman (1918 – 2007) is unique in so many ways. Token wisdom pegs his films as difficult or rarified, yet in their day, their popularity was enormous. He w...
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Fargo

We are in the wintry Midwest and even the spacing of the opening titles looks desolate. The swell of Carter Burwell’s score as a car makes it over a rise in a blizzard briefly invokes the weste...