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  • Faces Places

    Faces Places

    ★★★★½

    Such a delight. I had a silly grin on my face the whole time.

    First there is the dynamic between Varda and JR. They are both artists with a deep intrest in people. They are both stubborn and they share a wit that almost, but never quite vears into caustic. They are a study in contrast in height and in physical enegry. In one scene, lanky JR dances up a spiral staircase, begging Varda to come admire the few. As…

  • Boy

    Boy

    ★★★★

    Although the handcrafted whimsy threatened to overwhelm, it’s balanced by the sadness at the film’s core and the movie genuine sweetness. I like movies where things don’t quite work out. 

    This movie was both realistic and imaginative. And it was a whole lot of fun, bursting with details and blink-or-you’ll-miss-it jokes.

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  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom

    ★★★★★

    My family hated this movie and I swore to never again introduce them to a favourite film. Sigh.

  • The Mill and the Cross

    The Mill and the Cross

    ★★★★½

    I was introduced to this film over a year ago and knew then that I looked forward to returning. But the question was how long to wait? I didn’t want to rush it. But I also knew that this movie would be the perfect fit for Holy Week. So on Holy Saturday I turned down the lights and pressed play.

    I am now more familiar with the painting this film brings to life so effortlessly, particularly its lighting. Its costumes…