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  • 20th Century Women

    20th Century Women


    "20th Century Women" is directed by Mike Mills, who's last effort "Beginners" was a favorite of mine in 2010, of which I haven't reviewed. On this effort, Mike Mills once again drew me into the lives of his characters. I found myself fixated on each one hoping that there was a Blu-ray with bonus material where I could observe these people each for a few hours more. I think that's the sign of a great writer, and Mike Mills is…

  • Certain Women

    Certain Women


    "Certain Women" is my first foray into the restrained direction of Kelly Reichardt. When I read about this film, I immediately knew what to expect: a pace unlike most independent films. This approach to filmmaking can leave a viewer wanting. Audiences often look for high drama or grand monologues by the main character. Especially when you see who's cast in the film. Yes, when you see the cast of "Certain Women" you immediately believe some dramatic gesture will occur because…

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  • Paterson



    I never watched a Jim Jarmusch film before. In my mind I threatened to do so, but as I get older and my life gets busier it has become more difficult to watch something for only myself. This is the struggle of an adult. As I live in a world of increasing personal responsibility and the seemingly endless days of tasks that bring little meaning to my soul, my inner spirit, I found myself envious of Paterson's life. His daily…