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  • Deception

    ★★½

  • Downton Abbey: A New Era

    ★★★★

  • Bellamy

    ★★★

  • Inspector Lavardin

    ★★★★

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  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★★

    The Northman. 2022. Directed by Robert Eggers.

    I went through a Rune making ceremony when I was 18. Before I could make my runes the instructor advised me to read a book about the history of the Futharks (The runes evolution). At any rate, making Runes is a mystical/esoteric experience (that was an honor and a privilege) and gives one the ability to cast fortunes. We added our own blood into the paint and mixture that eventually became the elder…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    Everything Everywhere All At Once. 2022. Directed by Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert (Daniels).

    We just left an IMAX auditorium in a multiplex in which there was a two to five minute standing ovation. It was if we were at a film festival. We were at a special opening night screening. Unfortunately, DANIELS were at SXSW. At any rate, Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022) {EEAAO} is like Dr. Strange (2016) meets a Sion Sono Film (e.g. Love Exposure or Antiporno).…

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  • Downton Abbey: A New Era

    Downton Abbey: A New Era

    Downton Abbey: A New Era. 2022. Directed by Simon Curtis.

    Simon Curtis’s directorial installment of Dowton Abbey: A New Era (2022) was just an emotional yet satisfying sequel that left the ending open to more. Despite the fact that the show is over, it is nice to visit the ensemble cast of varied characters evolving into a new era. Indeed, it was refreshing to see how a large British family adapted and moved on at the turn of the century.…

  • The Swindle

    The Swindle

    The Swindle. 1997. Directed by Claude Chabrol. 

    Claude Chabrol’s neo-noir that was his 50th feature length film in 1997 referred to as The Swindle. It was in the vein of Stephen Frears The Grifters (1990). Isabelle Huppert (Betty) and her partner Michel Serrault (Victor) portray a couple of middle tier con artists who earn a great living. However, they get in a bit over their heads in a new scam. Can they pull it off and still love and respect…

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  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★★

    The Power of the Dog. 2021. Directed by Jane Campion.

    The Power of the Dog (2021) is like going to a museum and seeing art that truly resonates with ones spirit. Benedict Cumbertach’s character Phil Burbank was in love and obsessed with Bronco Henry. Jane Campion’s and Thomas Savage’s script was tight and the film had a fast pace despite the barren wilderness. Jonny Greenwood’s score was haunting and followed the characters while keeping the tension and suspense high. 

    The…