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  • The French Dispatch
  • The Dreamers
  • Benedetta
  • The Piano Teacher

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  • Parallel Mothers

    ★★★★

  • Rifkin's Festival

    ★★

  • Empire of Passion

    ★★★★

  • In the Realm of the Senses

    ★★★★½

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  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★★

    The Worst Person in the World. Julie (en 12 Chapters). 2021. Directed by Joachim Trier.

    The Worst Person in the World (2021) is a romantic drama/comedy that is unique and may just be the one you are looking to pull from your watchlist. Renate Reinsve (Julie) is a sentient being trying to find her career path in life. In addition, she is dating men but, doesn’t seem to grasp the gravity of her genius and how Anders Danielsen Lie (Akesel)…

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★★

    The Power of the Dog. 2021. Directed by Jane Campion.

    The Power of the Dog (2021) is like going to a museum and seeing art that truly resonates with ones spirit. Benedict Cumbertach’s character Phil Burbank was in love and obsessed with Bronco Henry. Jane Campion’s and Thomas Savage’s script was tight and the film had a fast pace despite the barren wilderness. Jonny Greenwood’s score was haunting and followed the characters while keeping the tension and suspense high. 

    The…

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  • Parallel Mothers

    Parallel Mothers

    Parallel Mothers. 2021. Directed by Pedro Almodovar.

    In 2019, we saw Pedros semi-autobiographical film Pain and Glory, then, we saw his foray into English film making in The Human Voice with Tilda Swinton. This year we viewed Parallel Mothers (2021). Pedro Almodovar has returned to his female-centric (advocating for women and telling women’s stories) in his new feature length Parallel Mothers. In addition, he is tackling more war/political related politics. 

    Penelope Cruz is portraying a photographer that has a great…

  • In the Realm of the Senses

    In the Realm of the Senses

    In the Realm of the Senses. 1976. Directed by Nagisa Ôshima.

    In 1976, Year of the Fire Dragon, the director Nagisa Ôshima known for the Japanese New Wave movement in cinema made a film called In the Realm of the Senses. A few of his most popular films include In the Realm of the Senses (1976), Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983), and Max My Love (1986). A Criterion edition that we are especially fond of is our copy of In the…

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  • Casablanca

    Casablanca

    Casablanca (80 Year Anniversary). 1942. Directed by Michael Curtiz.

    Seeing Michael Curtiz’s Casablanca (1942) on its 80th Anniversary (Casablanca premiered in New York, New York on 26 November 1942 and nationally in the United States on 23 January 1943) on the big screen (full auditorium) with a TCM intro and conclusion by Ben Mankiewicz was an outstanding experience. In addition, the audience was made up of 80 years old-20 years old. The diverse audience, the anniversary, and the fact that…

  • Iris

    Iris

    Iris. 2001. Directed by Richard Eyre.

    Richard Eyre’s Iris (2001) was an equally beautiful and sad telling of the magnificent life of Iris Murdoch. The screenplay by Richard Eyre and Charles Wood based on John Bayley’s books “Iris: A Memoir” and “Elegy for Iris” relied on flashbacks. In general, flashbacks are not my favorite form of storytelling when the writers rely solely on this mechanism to tell the story. I think it diminished the young Iris’s story portrayed by Kate…