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  • Colette

    Colette

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Keira Knightley is excellent. And it is important to note that Fiona Shaw is in this film! She is one of my favorites, as is Knightley, who I think is one of the most underrated actresses whom people overlook as one of the best. This role is perfect for her to delve into! I almost gave Shaw a standing ovation for her retort in response to Willy’s assumption that she needs a critic to tell her how to spend her time at the theatre! It is my life’s work to get people to stop listening to the critics and make their own damn choices!

  • Monsters and Men

    Monsters and Men

    ★★★½

    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.

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  • Happy End

    Happy End

    ★★★½

    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…

  • Lucky

    Lucky

    ★★★★★

    Every single performance is stunning. Every single one.