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  • Downton Abbey: A New Era

    ★★★

  • Mona Lisa

    ★★★★½

  • Throw Down

    ★★★★

  • Until the End of the World

    ★★★½

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  • Throw Down

    Throw Down

    ★★★★

    Dripping with dazzling dayglo neon chiaroscuro & jaw-dropping judo action choreography, just watched THROW DOWN on Criterion Channel - director Johnnie To's excellent offbeat yet surprisingly tender tale of friendship & perseverance amid the martial art, music, & gambling fueled nightlife of the Hong Kong underworld. An homage to Akira Kurosawa's SANSHIRO SUGATA that features a moving medical drama subplot, I'm easily won over by Hong Kong genre exports as a rule but this one really took me by surprise.

  • I Vitelloni

    I Vitelloni

    ★★★★½

    In the mood for some Italian existential ennui in the key of Federico Fellini, I queued up his second feature I VITELLONI about 5 angsty men looking for personal, professional, sexual, &/or spiritual meaning in their lives. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go run away with Moraldo.

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