Good Bye, Lenin (2003)

An intriguing, funny and rather bizarre movie which serves as a fantastic introduction to ‘new-wave’ German cinema. Featuring a cast of young talented actors and excellent direction, this movie takes place around the time the Berlin wall fell and East and West Berlin were still united. Christiane, a devout socialist activist in East Berlin suffers …

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Submarine (2011)

Awkward. That is how Oliver Tate can be described, and generally the whole movie. But it is professionally and scrutinizingly awkward. Submarine is a realistic teen comedy, one that makes sense and in which not everyone looks gorgeous and pretends to have a tough time. It is hilarious and sad, dark and touching. It is awesome …

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This Film is Not Yet Rated (2006)

This movie seeks to expose the secret cabal at the heart of the MPAA rating system. Numerous filmmakers are interviewed about their frustrating struggles to come in under the “R” wire, and the seemingly arbitrary and sexually repressed nature of the decision making process. At the same time the filmmaker is actively working to identify …

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The Station Agent (2003)

The Station Agent is about loneliness, change and friendship. Sounds corny right? It’s not, the characters are developed, they have their own reasons for the choices they make and nothing feels forced, neither actions or conversations. It’s a small and wonderful movie about a little man that moves out of the city and his comfort …

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Enough Said (2013)

Enough Said is a realistically sweet movie that handles serious emotions without compromising its comedic chops. It portrays the difficulties and doubts that come with post-divorce relations in a somewhat goofy and original way. James Gandolfini is impeccably wonderful in his last lead role, and joined by Julia Louis-Dreyfus they generate exquisite chemistry right from their first …

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Adventureland (2009)

Adventureland is a retro-tinged movie about teens in Pittsburg working at a run down amusement park during the summer of 1987.  Touching on themes of unrequited love, returning home, and small-town love, the film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, and the always-delightful-duo of Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig. In addition, the film’s soundtrack is a joyous …

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Away We Go (2009)

A happy-go-lucky couple who are expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover “home” on their own terms for the …

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Frances Ha (2013)

Frances (Greta Gerwig) lives in New York – but not the glamorous NYC of Woody Allen movies. Taking place primarily in gritty and rapidly gentrifying North Brooklyn, the black and white film paints a picture of an extended adolescence. Focusing on the goofy and carefree Frances, who rapidly loses her boyfriend, her best friend and …

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Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

A reporter trying to get a story about a man with one ear travelling in time. The movie’s main strength is the casting, and although it might seem a little bit slow at the beginning, it is worth every second spent watching it.