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  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro

    ★★★★★

    Took an opportunity to see this on a big screen today, with our friends and their two young kids. My love for this film just grew from the experience.

  • The Freshman

    The Freshman

    ★★★★

    Bert Parks singing " Maggies Farm " is enough for 2 stars on it's own. The rest is gravy. Underrated is an overused term I know, but this one qualifies.

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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…