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  • The Double Life of Véronique
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Fear of Fear
  • First Reformed

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  • Anna Karenina

    ★½

  • The Wobblies

    ★★★½

  • Donald Cried

  • Party Girl

    ★★★★

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  • The Lost Daughter

    The Lost Daughter

    ★★★★

    "Dead? No, I'm alive actually."

    Based on the novel by Elena Ferrante, Maggie Gyllenhaal makes her feature debut as a director with The Lost Daughter.

    The real strength here is the lead actress: Olivia Colman. She plays Leda and the amazing Jessie Buckley plays a younger version of the character. They really do seem perfectly cast to play the same character.

    Colman's character swims, speaking Italian, shushes noisemakers at the movie theater, positions her chair so she can take a…

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★★★★

    TIFF

    “London can be a lot.”

    Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie) is a girl with special insight and a haunted past. Eloise’s grandmother (Rita Tushingham) is a dear, but Eloise can’t confide in her the horrors that she experiences, because she does not want to come across as a failure. Eloise dreams of being a fashion designer, but Jocasta (Synnove Karlsen), a mean girl at school drives her to finds a place for let run by a strict landlady (Diana Rigg). The…

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  • Anna Karenina

    Anna Karenina

    Accidentally rewatched, because I didn't realize I had seen this before. I'm not changing my rating. Despite seeing a ton of really great actors in this, it was everything I'm not into. Ugh, bye Joe Wright.

    Vegan alert:
    -Fur coats & pearls
    -Horseracing and whipping horses
    -A horse's back is broken so they are shot

  • Party Girl

    Party Girl

    ★★★★

    “I'm going to die in a subway somewhere with nothing!”

    I remember passing by this film on VHS and DVD in video stores and libraries for over two decades! Then I was randomly assigned by Letterboxd's shuffle option to watch Daisy von Scherler Mayer's Madeline. That was unavailable to me, so I chose Party Girl instead.

    Well, I feel like its energy has been infused into me. I was the opposite of the Parker Posey character which may have initially…

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