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  • The Lobster

    The Lobster

    ★★★★

    Please, lock me away/and don't allow the day/here inside, where I hide, with my loneliness/I don't care what they say/ I won't stay in a world without love....For some reason, the words from this Peter and Gordon song came to me as I thought of The Lobster tonight, a couple of days after I watched it. I also realized that I like Colin Farrell best when he's Irish. I don't know what any of this means, but I'm compelled to jot it down as I log this film. I liked it a great deal, by the way.

  • I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore

    I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore

    ★★★★

    Great first effort from Macon Blair. Melanie Lynsky and Elijah Wood are both terrific, and like his buddy Jeremy Saulnier, Blair exhibits a sure hand when it comes to his characters and the places they inhabit. Very good.

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  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★★★

    A second viewing made quite an impression on me. I loved this film even more and I suspect I will have the same reaction each time I see it. I saw myself in the father and the sons, and it brought to mind lying on the grass as a child on the prairies, staring up at the biggest sky imagineable and wondering what's out there and where do we fit into all of it. Great film.

  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★★

    A rewatch bumps this up to five star territory for me. After the first time I saw it, it stayed with me a long time, and kept popping into my head periodically thereafter. Now I can safely place it on my list of all time favourites. Beautiful in every conceivable way, from the gorgeous cinematography to the low key performances of the two central characters, to the wonderful way music is used throughout the film (I particularly loved the Nat…