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  • Rosetta

    Rosetta

    ★★★★★

    A secular prayer:
    "Your name is Rosetta."
    "My name is Rosetta."
    "You found a job."
    "I found a job."
    "You made a friend."
    "I made a friend."
    "You have a normal life."
    "I have a normal life."
    "You won't be left by the wayside."
    "I won't be left by the wayside."
    "Good night."
    "Good night."

  • Three Colors: Red

    Three Colors: Red

    ★★★★★

    A double portion of grace.

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    Every time I've watched this movie, my wife and I have had a wonderful conversation afterward about love, vocation, and commitment. It's the same themes and ideas every time--even the same conflicts or quibbles about characters and the meaning of the ending--but, in its own lovely way, it still feels fresh and restorative.

    This is a good film.

  • The Red Shoes

    The Red Shoes

    ★★★★★

    Ballet is an art form I've rarely enjoyed and can only appreciate as an outsider to the craft. Yet this...this is pure cinema. Simply fantastic. This was my first viewing of The Red Shoes. It won't be the last.