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  • How Green Was My Valley

    How Green Was My Valley

    ★★★★

    So many great characters in the film! Infamously known as the film that won Best Picture during the year of Citizen Kane. I can understand the sentiment but this is a great heartfelt picture. It doesn’t deserve to be tainted. 

    The set design looks so authentic.  I never would’ve expected it to have been filmed in Hollywood. They spent a lot of money to recreate a Welsh mining village.

    I wish I had seen this as a child. The narrator…

  • The Human Voice

    The Human Voice

    Almodóvar and Swinton are fire!

    Gorgeous production values and an always compelling Swinton make this a breezy watch if not a kind of empty one.

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  • The Kid Detective

    The Kid Detective

    ★★★½

    Parents beware of the R rating! Just cause “kid” is in the title doesn’t mean it’s for them. Nevertheless many (tweens) would probably adore it.

  • Night in Paradise

    Night in Paradise

    ★★★★

    This is a nihilistic film obsessed with death and loss. Yet there’s a real beating heart at the center of it. Our two main stars really bring it. I actually grew to care about them making the violence all the more brutal whenever either of them are hurt. At times director Park Hoon-Jung goes too far in his depiction of brutal violence. He should be commended though for creating a mood of dread and melancholy in what otherwise would be…