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  • Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne

    Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne

    ★★★★

    Few women can look truly evil, and I mean Disney wicked stepmother villainesque, while looking down their noses the way María Casares does as Hélène. Her motive is a broken heart, but her plan is sinister. Now I need to see more of Casares' acting.

  • Hiroshima Mon Amour

    Hiroshima Mon Amour

    ★★★★★

    I am a better person for having experienced this movie. It uses two characters to plumb the depths of every emotion it covers. A sad love story, and yet by the end I’m filled with hope.

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  • My Fair Lady

    My Fair Lady

    ★★

    Well, nobody is likable in this farce. Not sexist, egotistic, classist Professor Higgins, and he is classist if he insists that one's voice determines one's prospects.

    Not Colonel Pickering for accepting the wager, making him complicit in this shit sandwich.

    Not Eliza Doolittle for being party to this experiment and complaining in her awful Cockney every step of the way.

    Not her father Alfred, who is more interested in making five quid than being a good parent.

    It's hard to…

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane

    10 Cloverfield Lane

    ★★★½

    A strong first act, a slow second, but what a finishing third. John Goodman carried those first acts on his back and the script rewards the viewer.