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  • To the Stars

    To the Stars


    More spectacular the second time. A beautiful, powerful film world!

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird


    Still exquisite. Third time watching all the way through.

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  • Happy End

    Happy End


    This film, while not an anthology film and while not nearly as good, reminds me of Academy Award-nominated Wild Tales (2014). Wild Tales is listed as a black comedy, and Happy End is not. But there is a lot that is darkly comedic about how Happy End’s upper middle-class family navigates life. Labels are not necessary, but even putting labels aside, Happy End seems to be missing something between what is told and what is shown. I nonetheless will, of…

  • Monsters and Men

    Monsters and Men


    This film tells stories of three families living lives under siege. We visit their lives for a while, and then we leave them. But this is not just a movie, and these are not just fictional characters.