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  • Diva
  • The Big Lebowski

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  • Nomadland

  • No Sudden Move

    ★★★

  • Riders of Justice

    ★★★★

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  • 63 Up

    63 Up

    This is part of a series. Please don't start with this one. Go back to, say, 21 Up or 28 Up and start there. Even earlier, if you can. Then you get a much fuller picture of who each person is in this remarkable series, one of the most extraordinary uses of film ever. It wouldn't mean much at all or be emotionally involving to start with one of the ones from the forties up.

    If you don't know about…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    ★★★★

    I might give it a lower score, not that there's anything wrong with it, but my spouse would give it a higher rating so

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  • New Waterford Girl

    New Waterford Girl

    You must be into little films to enjoy this. Even if you're into little films, you must be in the right mood. It takes time to let your mind slow down and match the rhythm of life in a barely-there Nova Scotia village that clings to a cliff that looks over the cold and violent North Atlantic.

    The heroine is an alienated, smart, sarcastic person who feels like an outsider in her own home and hometown. She dreams of leaving.…

  • Begin Again

    Begin Again

    A little movie, full of love for independent art, one's own voice, relationships with family and friends, and much more. Small and rich.

    I'm always ready for a movie with Mark Ruffalo. He has such presence and intuition. The director, John Carney, who also directed Once, takes his talent to New York City, and does an excellent job. He also manages to avoid the clichés you'd expect in this category of movies. Catherine Keener is perfect, as always, and Keira…