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  • Wildwood, NJ

    Wildwood, NJ

    ★★★★★

    What I thought would be a fun, cursory look at Wildwood in the summer of 1994 a la 'Heavy Metal Parking Lot' turned out to be much more. 'Wildwood, NJ' is a rich, moving portrait of the women of Wildwood at that particular time. Though mostly on the younger side, women and girls from different generations and backgrounds talk about their connection to Wildwood and speak very deeply about themselves at the same time. I imagine the candid, personal nature…

  • My Name Is Julia Ross

    My Name Is Julia Ross

    ★★★★½

    Excellent, near-perfect film. Exquisite performances all around, especially May Whitty and Joy Harington. At 65 minutes, a masterclass in economy and avoidance of expository dialogue. It reworks a familiar theme in a delightful manner. Between this and Gun Crazy, which I saw long ago, I am excited to check out more of Lewis' work. I think that and My Name is Julia Ross are currently on the Criterion Channel but, if you don't have that, there is a great copy of the latter on youtube.