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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The whole thing feels like just endless scenes of people coming and going, opening and closing doors, going up and down stairs, greeting each other formally, putting on and taking off clothes, standing in rows. And then there's this very tense relationship running all the way through it that grows stranger and stranger. Sumptuous art design, great acting, but the first half was rather boring, slow, and confusing.

  • New Jerusalem

    New Jerusalem


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It was good. Slow-paced, contemplative, very little story or character development, but a lovely (I think, from a woman's perspective) portrayal of male friendship and vulnerability. It gets uncomfortable at times, as this somewhat pushy and awkward (though tender) Evangelical tries to draw his friend towards salvation. A fine performance by Colm O'Leary who plays Sean, the Irish immigrant vet who struggles with anxiety and loneliness. It was made by a non-Christian who is fairly respectful of the Christian subculture…

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  • Sagrada - The Mystery Of Creation

    Sagrada - The Mystery Of Creation


    Beautiful documentary about a fascinating structure with music from Bach's "B Minor Mass". Sublime!

    I wish it had said something about the organ whose pipes we got a mere glimpse of in a few frames, and I wish it had explained the significance of what looked like a magic square on the Passion façade. Turns out that is indeed what it is; all the rows, columns, and diagonals sum to 33, the age of Christ at the time of his Passion.

  • Blaise Pascal

    Blaise Pascal


    Excellent, but I was disappointed that it made no mention of Pascal's Triangle. I was also delighted to find myself watching it (by random coincidence) on Nov 23, which happened to be the date that Pascal wrote of his famous "FIRE" experience on a piece of parchment that he sewed into his coat hem.