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  • Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

    Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

    ★★★★½

    The candid, engulfing documentary, Matangi / Maya / M.I.A., even opens with director, and long-time friend, Steve Loveridge, asking Maya why she does not ever shut up. From a child of war, to immigrant in the United Kingdom, and hip-hop musician, the film explores a restless, always riveting, politically-charged individual. The product of her environment, and vocally unabashed advocate for human rights.

    Read more at Filmotomy: filmotomy.com/for-your-consideration-matangi-maya-m-i-a-documentary/

  • The Silence

    The Silence

    ★★★★½

    A little known Iranian film, which I bet none of you have seen, The Silence, is pretty much carried by its two young leads. Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s 1998 diamond, follows them on a quest for wealth and hypnosis of music, through the natural innocence children can carry on their little shoulders.

    Read more at Filmotomy: filmotomy.com/actober-50-major-child-performances-1-10/

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  • The Wings of the Dove

    The Wings of the Dove

    ★★★★

    A clandestine love story of sorts, Iain Softley’s sumptuous, seductive period piece delivers in brooding melancholy and blooming companionship. Based on the 1902 book by Henry James, the adaptation by Hossein Amini is meticulously thought-out.

    Read full piece at Filmotomy: filmotomy.com/100-british-flicks-i/

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★

    I stand up, though, to those that whine and wince about the casting of Wonder Woman, or indeed see the acquisition of such a big movie for a female director as a “brave” move. Please. Step up and take a bow Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot, then, two women so instrumental in this film’s appeal, they deserve all the merits thrown their way. And there are many already, with the glorious fall-out still to come. Supported by story-tellers Allan Heinberg…