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Dr. Strangeloves or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)  | Stanley Kubrick*****

An Honest Liar (2014)  |  Justin Weinstein & Tyler Measom*****

Sons of Perdition (2010)  |  Tyler Measom & Jennilyn Merten****

20,000 Days on Earth (2014)  |  Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard*****

Pester (2014)  |  Eric Gerber***

Alive Inside (2014)  |  Michael Rossato-Bennett**

Psychopath (2014)  |  Manny Marquez***

1971 (2014)  |  Johanna Hamilton ****

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30 for 30 Shorts: Kid Danny (2014)  |  Andrew P Cohn ***

Calvary (2014)  |  John Michael McDonagh*

Five Easy Pieces (1970)  |  Rob Rafelson****

The Atomic States of America (2012)  |  Don Argott & Sheena M. Joyce***

Following (1998)  |   Christopher Nolan***

The Family Album (1988)  |  Alan Berliner**

Room 237 (2012)  |  Rodney Ascher**

Five Easy Pieces (1970) Dir: Bob Rafelson by Michael T Vollmann

This movie structure is one that I find worth studying for my first feature. More than the structure, the main character himself and the internal struggle he's fighing. He is a man, drifter, loner, caught between his family upbringing and his present circumstances/ His elite family and his working-class pregnant girlfriend. She represents pure innocence, and needy effervescent puppy-love. He is cynical neither identifying with his upper class background, as he finds them pretentious and void of the pureness and grit he finds himself attracted to in his girlfriend. But she is too simple for his cynical nature.

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Ida (2013)  |  Pawel Pawlikowski***

American Hustle (2013)  |  David O. Russell**

Under the Skin (2013)  |  Jonathan Glazer****

Louie: Season 4 (2014)*****

Mad Men: Season 7A (2014)****

Finding Vivian Maier (2013)  |  John Maloof & Charlie Siskel***

Don Jon (2013)  |  Joseph Gordon-Levitt***

Memphis (2013)  |  Tim Sutton**

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Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)  |  Sergio Leone *****

Easy Rider (1969)  |  Dennis Hopper *

Dead Man (1995)  | Jim Jarmusch ***

Story of a Love Affair (1950)  |  Michelangelo Antonioni **

Girls: Season 3 ****

La chambre (1972)  |  Chantal Akerman **

Trainspotting (1996)  |  Danny Boyle ***

Cutie and the Boxer (2013)  |  Zachary Heinzerling ****

Nebraska (2013)  |  Alexander Payne ***

The Act of Killing (2012)  |  Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn & Anonymous ***

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Knuckleball! (2012)  |  Ricki Stern & Anne Sundberg ***

Girl Model (2011)  |  David Redmon & Ashley Sabin ****

Somm (2012)  |  Jason Wise ***

Blackfish (2013)  |  Gabriela Cowperthwaite *****

In a World (2013)  |  Lake Bell ***

Play it Again, Sam  (1972)  |  Herbert Ross ***

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Her (2013)  |  Spike Jonze *****

The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)  |  Derek Cianfrance ***

Apocalypse Now (1979)  |  Francis Ford Coppola ****

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)  |  James Foley ****

Frances Ha (2012)  |  Noah Baumbach ***

I'm watching Last Tango in Paris (1972)  |  Bernardo Bertolucci **

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Craigslist Joe (2012)  |  Joseph Garner **

The Conversation (1974)  |  Francis Ford Coppola ****

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)  |  David Gelb ****

Salinger (2013)  |  Shane Salerno **

Man of Steel (2013)  |  Zack Snyder **

Upstream Color (2013)  |  Shane Carruth ****

Slacker (1991)  |  Richard Linklater ****

Our Idiot Brother  (2011)  |  Jesse Peretz **

Timeline of International Nuclear Weapons Testing / by Isao Hashimoto by Michael T Vollmann

I'll be the first to admit I really know very little about nuclear weapons, but I find this pretty disturbing. Stay away from the west coast and out of the Pacific Ocean! As a film, it's amazing to watch. I actually made a film in college that has some resemblance to the way the lights and sounds beep and glow. Unfortunately the amatuer film I made lacked any profound message, unless perhaps one was stoned, and even then… 

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Tabloid (2010)  |  Errol Morris

To the Wonder (2012)  |  Terrence Malick

Days of Heaven (1978)  |  Terrence Malick

The Tree of Life  (2011)  |  Terrence Malick