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  • Scarborough

    ★★★★★

  • Simple Men

    ★★★★★

  • Scarborough

    ★★★★★

  • Atlantis

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  • Scarborough

    Scarborough

    ★★★★★

    A day later, and I'm still aching for the children and adults in this film. I viscerally miss Laura.
    So in short this story, how it was told, and what it illuminated gave me so much.
    In the first twenty minutes I was wishing I hadn't chosen to watch this. Somewhere after, I became committed. 2 hr 16 min. The time is meaningless after the beginning.

  • Scarborough

    Scarborough

    ★★★★★

    OWR-Intense
    Certain scenes, certain encounters haunt my experience of the film. When he throws the pasta on the wall. HUG.
    Guess still too close to it to review. 24 hours later.

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  • 1982

    1982

    ★★★★★

    There were so many parts of this film that were so engaging. I won't do any disclosing.
    But what, after two weeks of living with this story, I have kept receiving as a message from this film is this, as a North American for 70 years.
    The message is an experience of hearing an oncoming conflict, rife with bombs, planes, and the drone getting louder and louder of army tanks coming through your street where the local school is.
    This…

  • Yuni

    Yuni

    ★★★★

    I learned so much from this window into the culture of high school young women in present day Indonesia. The actress playing the lead was the key to my interest in this coming-of-age story. She conveyed to complexity of her dilemmas--the most important being to accept her marriage proposals or to go further into her interest in science and math after high school.
    Intimate and yet universal truths were portrayed sensitively amidst the rural/ city life in Indonesia.