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Slumming

Sebastian and Alex are two smarmy upper-middle-class jerks who enjoy “slumming”: mocking and playing practical jokes on people they find in lower-class Viennese hangouts. Pia is a serious-minded primary school […]

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Time

The best films of Korean maverick Kim Ki-duk manage to keep class- and gender-based fury in an unlikely balance with pictorial lyricism, undercutting and sublimating the ugly resentment and visceral […]

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Grain in Ear

A quietly chilling melodrama of alienation and repressed fury, Zhang Lu’s second feature mercilessly exposes the disempowerment and dispossession that all too frequently characterize life in today’s ferociously capitalist China. […]