Favorite films

  • In the Mood for Love
  • Zodiac
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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  • Let It Be Morning

    ★★½

  • Game of Love

    ★★

  • In Time to Come

    ★★½

  • The Event

    ★★★½

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  • Let It Be Morning

    Let It Be Morning

    ★★½

    A below-par effort by one of Israel’s established directors whose somewhat controversial film about a family trapped by a military lockdown of an Arab town in Israel has a great premise but suffers from an uninteresting execution.

    Review - wp.me/pat7iE-4KU

  • The Event

    The Event

    ★★★½

    Loznitsa expertly puts footage together from Leningrad in August 1991 as tens of thousands of nervous Russians filled the streets, with the political fate of their country hanging in the balance after communist hardliners staged what would become a failed coup d’état to revive the collapsing Soviet Union.

    Review - wp.me/pat7iE-4KG

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★½

    Although Bong Joon-ho has made more formidable pictures, this razor-sharp treatise on social class differences in South Korea shocks and entertains in equal measure.

    Full review: wp.me/pat7iE-KH

  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★★★

    Three hours fly by in Hamaguchi’s gentle Cannes Best Screenplay winner—a highly-layered and nuanced take on the unresolved regrets and guilt that stay deep within us and the affordances of performance art and unlikely acquaintance as catharsis.

    Review - wp.me/pat7iE-3Q1