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  • Wildlife

    Wildlife

    ★★★★★

    Loved the shifting perspectives that narrow to one.  The performances were beautiful, especially Carey Mulligan.  The ending was reallly delicate but weighty.

  • If Beale Street Could Talk

    If Beale Street Could Talk

    ★★½

    I never connected to the romance, I found both the performance from Kiki Lane and the voice over tepid and dull.  Watching her turn her eyes away every few moments got really tiresome.  Yes there are some nice visuals and Regina King is very good.  I just wish I didn’t struggle so much to connect to this story.

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  • It's Only the End of the World

    It's Only the End of the World

    ★★★★★

    Apparently this film is very polarizing.  I find that really surprising.  I would think most people have had something difficult to say to their family before.  Maybe it's rarer than I think.  I know anyone whose spent time in the closet has shared this sensation.  When you have every intention to finally say what you need to say, but you still wait for the perfect moment.  Many times the moment never comes.  Then someone sees right through you.  In this…

  • Like Father, Like Son

    Like Father, Like Son

    ★★★★★

    Kore-Eda uses his uncanny ability to direct children to examine fatherhood. The outcome is stunning, when parents discover they are raising the wrong child, switched at birth by hospital staff. The emotional struggle to compartmentalize feelings to store them away and re-build the father son relationship confounds the heart and mind alike.