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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Vladimir and Rosa
  • Devi
  • Tout Va Bien

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  • Decalogue I

  • À Nos Amours

  • Naked Childhood

    ★★★★

  • Blessed Event

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  • A Walk with Love and Death

    A Walk with Love and Death

    I watched this just because it looked like an appealingly odd amalgam of elements: Angelica Huston's screen debut, directed by her father (and he definitely makes sure to cast himself in a juicy little spotlight scene), in a medieval French setting during the Hundred Years War that supposedly delivered slightly veiled critiques of the war in Vietnam and generational conflicts that were approaching fever pitch in the late 1960s. I wasn't disappointed, though much of the film feels like a…

  • Tout Va Bien

    Tout Va Bien

    I've watched TOUT VA BIEN several times over the years and always enjoyed it, but my appreciation is extra-enhanced now after having worked my way through the Arrow Academy box set of five films that he made with Jean-Pierre Gorin from 1968-1971. I found value in that project and generally admire Godard's efforts to work his way through what had to be a very stressful and disorienting period of his life and career, even though the film artifacts that remain…

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★★

    I'm happy to give this film my highest rating, simply on the power of the experience it provided for me and the group I saw it with earlier this evening. I was accompanied by two of my sons, a daughter-in-law, a niece and her husband, all young adults . We all went into the film eager to see what Christopher Nolan had in store, and of the six of us, I was probably the most informed about what to expect.…

  • The Phantom Carriage

    The Phantom Carriage

    ★★★★½

    Watched it with my family as we played games on New Year's Eve. A perfect film for such an occasion, not just because of its setting on that date, but because of it's "Christmas Carol"-esque message about doing better with the opportunities life gives us. "Lord, let my soul come to maturity before it is reaped."