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  • Yolanda and the Thief

    Yolanda and the Thief

    ★★★★½

    Coffee time is my favorite musical number of all time. 

    Fred Astaire’s angelic advice for times of loss:

    “Just when we saw the promise land.”

    “Don’t take it so hard. . .Anyway we saw it. We touched it. We know it exists. Maybe we’ll find it somewhere else someday if we’re lucky.

  • Wooden Crosses

    Wooden Crosses

    ★★★★★

    The soldier Lemoine back from leave after his squadron faced a brutal ten day massacre:
    “The war could last seven years and the theaters would still be full. Nobody cares about the war anymore except old biddies with sons on the front.”

    Amazing writing, photography and filmmaking. Can’t wait to watch all of Bernard’s films.

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  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★★

    Haven’t seen a movie so successfully pull off rapid shifts between consonance and dissonance as this one. And no actor this year gives even half as good a performance as the sandman as Howard Ratner

  • Dark Waters

    Dark Waters

    ★★★★

    Haynes gives a scathing critique of how ridiculous it is that the killing of countless people by a few rich white guys continues to be obfuscated in an interminable Dickensian lawsuit