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  • Faces Places

    Faces Places

    ★★★★★

    It closed our local festival - after 7 days and 113 films - and there couldn't have been a more suitable choice. Agnes Varda & JR, even with 5 decades separating them in age, provide charming chemistry in this life-affirming documentary that will leave a lasting impression.

    Agnes, the legendary French director now 88yrs old, is beginning to go blind, needing injections and other procedures to maintain proper sight. She comes across the large-scale photography of JR, a 33yr old French…

  • Clash by Night

    Clash by Night

    ★★★½

    So I start off Noir-vember with a film that.... really wasn't a 'film noir' at all. Fritz Lang was the only 'noir' thing coming into this domestic melodrama. I actually bought this in a Film Noir boxset - so I know it's not my fault!

    This ensemble cast is led by Barbara Stanwyck as Mae Doyle returns home to Monterey, California after having left for 10 years. She's a free spirit with a chance to settle down and start over…

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  • Casablanca

    Casablanca

    ★★★★★

    I hope everybody here has that one movie where you can put on at any time, and get a huge smile across your face. It's the definition of entertainment at the movies for me. No matter how many times I watch it, it will never get old, grow tiresome, or run its' course. From Rick's signature introduction all the way to that classic scene on the runway, this is a beautiful friendship that will not end any time soon.

    Set…

  • Oldboy

    Oldboy

    ★★★★½

    Holy sh*t what an experience.

    This was an excellent revenge film with some noir elements to boot. With plenty of style, a twisting complex plot, and great acting - this one keeps you glued to the screen from beginning to end. It was beautiful on all counts and really makes me want to see this on blu-ray. With the Canadian edition of Park's "revenge" trilogy on sale at the moment, I see no reason not to check out his other…