Los Tigres Non Tienen Miedo (2019)

A dark, twisted fantasy adventure in the concrete jungle of Mexico City, blending narcotics crime drama, horror, & children’s fairy tales with phantasmagoria, cartel violence, & social consciousness latinx themes, reframing childhood trauma. 9/10.

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Roma (2018)

Gorgeously filmed in auteur vintage black-and-white with cultural vibrancy & a powerful elegiac critique of 1970’s Mexico turmoil on a personal Cuarón-curated semi-autobiographical scale, Roma is one of the decade’s greatest films. 9.7/10.

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Pather Panchali (Song Of The Little Road)

A rural, captivating depiction of Bengali village life with Italian Neorealism touches, childlike wonder in curiosity-fringed cultural identity exposition, rich orc. score, & vivid characterization of family portrait by new cinematic voice: Satyajit Ray. 9.4/10.

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Breathless (1960)

A beautiful, sweeping example of the French New Wave, Jean-Luc Godard’s indie masterpiece rewrote every rule of narrative construction & revitalized a medium, paradigmatically and stylishly-liberating the once-caged artform of cinema. 10/10.

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