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  • Minari



    Minari. 2020. Directed by Lee Isaac Chung.
    Winner Golden Globe Best Motion Picture: Foreign Language at the 2021 ceremony💎

    A24 Virtual Screening.

    Tenderly made and textured with Malickian landscapes, Lee Isaac Chung's "Minari" is a humanist marvel. It boasts many moments where feeling and empathy supersede dramatic theatrics. It deals with the very real effects of assimilation: both of a family coming to America intent on harvesting their own American dream and a man becoming one with his family. Gentle on the soul, lingers in the mind. "Minari" is wonderful.

    Executive Produced by Brad Pitt.

  • Nomadland



    Nomadland. 2020. Directed by Chloe Zhao. 
    Viewed via HIFF 2020. Virtual Film Festival. 

    Winner Golden Globe: Best Motion Picture-Drama.💎
    Winner: Best Director-Motion Picture 
    Chloe Zhao.💎


    Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland is a moving portrait of what life is like when your hometown loses its zip code and jobs are virtually non-existent with Amazon taking over entire towns. This sounds very depressing but what Frances McDormand and the nomad…

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  • Klute



    Klute. 1971. Directed by Alan J. Pakula.

    It's a conspiracy—your paranoid mystery is secretly a hip-vs-square character study. The title character doesn't show much passion, the suspense comes on slow, and the counterculture spaces feel a bit like a Hollywood set. But that's amply compensated by the care shown to Fonda's character arc, the twinkling menace of the music, and the way the game of "who's the *real* sex maniac?" reaches a cathartic killer finale.


    Oscar Winner
    Jane Fonda: Best Actress in a Leading Role
    Jane Fonda

  • The World to Come

    The World to Come


    The World to Come. 2020. Directed by Mona Fastvold.

    Have you ever wanted someone so badly it hurts? I think this film captures that exact pain. I thought I was burnt out on the lesbian trope who's tired of characters dying on films. Well not this time, this film is poetry and at its finest. The performances were incredible and so was their chemistry, jeez this made go through emotions!! I honestly wish it could have been longer just for…

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  • Soul



    Soul. 2020. Directed by Pete Doctor and Kemp Powers.
    Soundtrack composed by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

    Docter is the most interesting voice at Pixar since Brad Bird, for his contemplative interest in the everyday. That is, he searches for whimsical (and often belabored) metaphors for "regular old living", to remind you that a sadly beautiful emotional roller coaster awaits each ordinary person. This message has plenty of concessions for kids. This is peak Pixar. Highly recommended.

  • Cactus Flower

    Cactus Flower


    Cactus Flower. 1969. Directed by Gene Saks. 🌸🌻🌸🌻🌸🌻🌸🌻🌸🌻🌸

    Now, I remember why I was in love with Goldie Hawn. I especially like her comedic performance in Cactus Flower with Ingrid Bergman, Walter Matthau and the rest of the cast also great, and the script is clever. Loved the ridiculous groovy Lounge Music soundtrack by Quincy Jones including a cover of "I'm A Believer" by the Monkees. It's one of those films that I put on when I need my spirits lifted, and it never fails to deliver.

    Goldie Hawn: 
    Winner Oscar: Best Actress in a Supporting Role.