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SPOTLIGHT's Film Curation Archives

Spotlight: Conversations with Friends

Introspective and dialogue-driven, these films follow friends and lovers as they discuss love, life, identity, and even the nature of existence. These minimalist portraits of relationships highlight the beauty of human conversation ranging from our everyday exchanges to our deepest philosophical debates.

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Spotlight: International Films in the Oscars

For the 95th Academy Awards, a grand total of 27 international films received 46 nominations across 21 categories. Leading the pack are All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany), The Banshees of Inisherin (UK), and Triangle of Sadness (Sweden). We are proud to present these and all the nominated international feature films that are currently streaming.

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Spotlight: Winners of the Golden Bear

This week the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival is under way, and we thought we'd take the opportunity to recognize some of the recent winners of the festival's top prize, including narrative films and documentaries, work from established masters and feature film debuts.

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Spotlight: First Love on Film

First Love on Film: In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we offer this collection of films about first love, a source of seemingly endless inspiration to filmmakers who seek to capture those formative experiences ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, from the tender to the tragic.

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Spotlight: Directors: Jafar Panahi

In celebration of the recent release from prison of acclaimed Iranian director Jafar Panahi, we offer this retrospective of his work, including his latest film, No Bears, currently in theaters but soon to be available for streaming, as well as the recent feature film debut of his son, Panah Panahi, Hit the Road.

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Spotlight: Architects and Architecture

Buildings are one of the most frequently uncredited heroes of set design — they can add tension, drama, excitement, beauty, and more to a film without audiences ever knowing their architects’ names or the rationale behind their design. To celebrate the link between architecture and cinema, this week's Spotlight is all about buildings and the people who create them.

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Spotlight: La Lollo e le Sue Amiche, Part II

Due to the outpouring of enthusiasm for our Spotlight on Gina Lollobrigida and the other Ieading ladies of Italian cinema in the 1950s and 1960s, we are adding a second installment, stretching from the height of the Neorealist movement right up to the present day.

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Spotlight: La Lollo e le Sue Amiche

In honor of the passing of Gina Lollobrigida this week, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate La Lollo, as she was affectionately known, and the other Ieading ladies of Italian cinema in the 1950s and 1960s. These actresses' style, sass, strength, and alluring beauty made them icons in their native country and beyond.

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Spotlight: The Idle Rich

Are the very rich different from the rest of us? The films in this week’s Spotlight certainly make it look that way. They satirize and skewer the one percent in merciless detail — their greed and gluttony, moral failings, mental shortcomings, and spectacular, soul-killing selfishness.

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