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  • Fort Tilden

    Fort Tilden

    ★★★½

    Would be fascinating to check in on these girls in 10 years. I realize the characters are caricatures, but I'm still curious. I laughed out loud several times in the film. The girls' behavior really is quite atrocious. The biking-through-Brooklyn scenes are the highlight, but I think the concluding scenes are quite strong as well. Those poor kittens!

  • Sing

    Sing

    ★★★★½

    This is a lovely short film from Hungary. It's a story of friendship and solidarity. So much is communicated in the facial expressions and glances of the children. I teach in a middle school in the United States and I showed this to our entire school. The students loved it. The singing is beautiful. We all clapped and cheered at the end of the film. The Hungarian title of this film is "Mindenki," which Wikipedia informs me means "Everybody." Watch this film, mindenki.

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  • The Imposter

    The Imposter

    ★★★★½

    Expertly crafted documentary. Dark and ominous from the outset. The interviews tell the story perfectly. I had read a New Yorker article on the subject, so the material was not unfamiliar to me, but I still found this telling totally compelling. This film should have received more attention last year; it deserves an audience.

  • Home

    Home

    ★★★½

    I have a relatively low tolerance for noise, so I would have great difficulty coping with having a highway in my front yard. In other words, I would not stick around. Isabelle Huppert's character in HOME also has a low tolerance for noise, but she insists on sticking around when a dormant highway comes to life right next to her family's house. She is stuck and therefore her family is stuck; the rest of the family is willing to move,…