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  • They'll Love Me When I'm Dead

    They'll Love Me When I'm Dead

    ★★★½

    I purposely intended to watch this Netflix documentary prior to watching The Other Side of the Wind (which I still haven't seen as of this writing) so that I can get the background story behind why it took all this time to get the film released.

    I was not aware of Orson Welles' penchant for leaving projects unfinished, but it seems to make sense since the Hollywood establishment put a great amount of pressure and expectation on him from the…

  • The Red Turtle

    The Red Turtle

    ★★★★★

    This now has to be my favorite work from Studio Ghibli. This fantasy/fable/fairy tale proves that you don't need dialogue to tell a great story or convey a wide range of emotions.

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  • The Past

    The Past

    ★★★★★

    I found Asghar Farhadi’s The Past to be just as riveting and engaging as his last outing, A Separation. Just like his previous film, Farhadi throws his viewers into the middle of a tumultuous domestic situation and leaves them to figure out where their loyalties (if any) lie.

    The story line is all about motives. Farhardi constructs his stories like the layers of an onion. At first, I thought the storyline was pretty straightforward based on the surface. An Iranian…

  • The Wave

    The Wave

    ★★★★

    Around The World in 30 Films – 2018 Challenge

    Featured Country: Norway

    This is a fine disaster movie that doesn't try to do too much. Yes, there are casualties, but The Wave doesn't focus on tallying the body count like other films in this genre. I mostly enjoyed the aerial shots of the beautiful Norwegian fjords.