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  • Samsara



    This follow-up to Ron Fricke's "Bakara" is an absolutely gorgeous photographic essay on the current human condition. The images and music will haunt you.
    The state of the art photography surpasses that of Godfrey Reggio's "Koyanisqatsi" although no one, not even Reggio himself, has the edge on that film's innovative philosophic and artistic achievement.
    Still Samsara is sometimes frightening in the emotional responses it draws from the attentive viewer. Highly recommended!

  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project


    Frequently delightful and untimately devastating! The Florida Project is set in Kissimmee, Florida, not far from the Magic Kingdom... a world where the marginalized live in the glowing colors of garishly painted but run-down motels and touristy attractions on the edge of the real thing, the Disney properties. Told through the eyes of the children whose parents are just a blink from homeless, they prowl the abandoned properties and streets and engage in petty misbehavior that we know, from watching…

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  • Force Majeure

    Force Majeure


    A Swedish family on ski holiday in the French Alps brunches on the scenic outdoor patio of their mountain hotel, when a controlled avalanche comes rumbling down the opposite slope, threatening to grow out of control. Chaos ensues. In the aftermath, a family dynamic is broken... integrity is questioned, disappointment and disillusion set in.

    Funny at times and acutely observant of individual nuances, the film takes on tragic elements when the nuclear family starts to disintegrate. Lies and mistrust are…

  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice


    Not an easy film to follow... is the Thomas Pynchon novel on which it is based the source of this confusion? But if one gets lost in the intricate plot, nothing to worry about. The film is an utter delight, even at an almost three hour running time. Joachin Phoenix give another great performance as a drug-addled private investigator 1971 L.A., where the hippie culture is played nicely against the Nixon political era. Every performance (there are many cameos) is…