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  • Thunder Road

    Thunder Road

    ★★★½

    MAMI

    Jim Cummings, who wrote, directed and acted in the film deserves a pat on his back as he manages to channel out a very assured, matured and understated character sketch of a broken man on the verge of mental breakdown. His understanding of the process of grief pits this little indie as one of the best debut films of the year.

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  • Shoplifters

    Shoplifters

    ★★★★★

    MAMI

    After slightly diverting from his comfort zone by delivering a slow-burning thriller in 2017, the Japanese master of familial dramas is back with Shoplifters. Soothing, understated and so emotionally moving that you wouldn't even notice when tears stream down your face, the newest film by Hirokazu Kore-eda is a humanist masterpiece.

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  • Blue Jay

    Blue Jay

    ★★★★

    "There's nothing wrong with my life. I should be happy. But there's this sadness and I don't know where it comes from."

    A lovely, melancholic stroll down the love that coulda, shoulda, woulda. If you are on a strict - one romantic movie a year diet, make sure that this is the one. 

  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    ★★★★

    Here's my haiku about Taika Waititi's film:

    It's called 'The Haiku by a guy who used to be fat.'

    Ricky Baker and uncle hec,
    Get themselves broken and chased.
    They sing, dance, sleep and hunt,
    Coz that's how they grow up and stint.
    Witty, sharp and bittersweet,
    This is some awesome gangsta shit.

    haiku
    ˈhʌɪkuː/
    noun
    1)Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world.
    2) a poem in English written in the form of a haiku.