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  • Enough Said 2013

    ★★★★ Added 1

    You must be ready for one of those somewhat quiet, carefully paced, little slice of life movies. In that genre, this is a little gem. Performances by Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss were pitch perfect, playing beautifully nuanced characters. These are real people with real pasts, real insecurities, and real hopes and fantasies. They are so natural, so comfortable in their acting. What pros they are.

    Enough said…words are at the center of the film. I don't mean that it's wordy.…

  • Dallas Buyers Club 2013

    ★★★★½ Added

    The two main actors more than earned their Oscars. They completely transformed themselves for these roles—astonishingly so. Everything about this is so lacking in artifice: Where people live, where they drink, what they own and drive, how they speak. You are transported there. With all their faults, during the course of the movie you come to love the main characters. Jared Leto is astonishing. Every movement of his body is true, every expression. Matthew McConaughey strips himself raw for this…

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  • New Waterford Girl 1999

    ★★★ Added

    You must be into little films to enjoy this. Even if you're into little films, you must be in the right mood. It takes time to let your mind slow down and match the rhythm of life in a barely-there Nova Scotia village that clings to a cliff that looks over the cold and violent North Atlantic.

    The heroine is an alienated, smart, sarcastic person who feels like an outsider in her own home and hometown. She dreams of leaving.…

  • The Guard 2011

    ★★★★ Added

    We really enjoyed this. I judge within genres—or try to. So, I'm not comparing it to big-screen, blockbuster, action movies. This is about a specific man, in a particular culture, who makes decisions based on his experience of life and the people around him. He is, at it turns out, not at all the one-dimensional person you might suspect he is when you first meet him. The comedy of this film unfolds quietly, as we see him deal with the…