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  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

    Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

    ★★

    As I watched this movie, I kept thinking how much more I might have enjoyed it if the age difference between the leads wasn't so vast (22 years). I just couldn't buy the love story between these two, which pretty much ruined the movie for me.

    Also worth noting that Scafaria presents the film mostly from Dodge's perspective. Doing so really limits the characterization of Penny.

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    The Passion of Joan of Arc

    ★★★

    Watched a completely silent version of this, and I sincerely wished there was an accompanying score. The last segment of the film is powerful enough to stand on its own, but the first part calls for the kind of emotional hint that a score could help with.

    Falconetti delivers such a performance that is appears you are watching her having a nervous breakdown on film. I've never seen anything like it.

    I also appreciated the unusual angles the director used,…

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