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  • The Little Girl of Hanoi

    The Little Girl of Hanoi

    ★★★

    I think this film has actual footage of a B-52 going down. You don't see that everyday. This isn't underground indie, it's government produced.

    Folks call this propaganda. No harm, but don't let name-calling diminish another point of view. I'm sort of blown away to see a film made in Bomb-ravaged Hanoi ... in 1974! The non-linear story structure isn't Cannes worthy but it gets the job done.

  • Patriots Day

    Patriots Day

    ★★½

    Something wrong in the home theater for this. Reznor's score was twice as loud as any dialog. I recommend this setting. The score is good, created more mood than the real drama.

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  • Our Little Sister

    Our Little Sister

    ★★★★★

    I applaud Koreeda for exploring "nice". It's got to be one of the greater challenges a filmmaker faces.

  • The Wailing

    The Wailing

    ★★★★½

    First of all, Hong-jin Na is the man; this is an amazing film and may be one of the best horrors of the last ten years--which may be saying more about the genre than the film, but I don't watch a lot of horror so my opinion is flawed.

    I think I can do this without spoiling.

    If you don't know what style underpants Japanese and Korean men wear, or which side of the road they drive on, you might…