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  • Never Here

    Never Here

    ★★★½

    An interesting observation on voyeurism with great lead performance.

    Full review:
    www.quietearth.us/articles/2017/10/Mireille-Enos-Shines-as-Paranoid-Artist-in-NEVER-HERE-Review

  • Columbus

    Columbus

    ★★★★

    One of the loveliest movies I've seen all year. Top notch performance from John Cho who is always wonderful but finally gets the opportunity to lead a film and does so beautifully but the real discovery here is Haley Lu Richardson who is nothing short of spectacular.

    Kogonada makes bold directorial decisions which enhance the movie's poignancy but really, this is a performance showcase and none of the actors disappoint.

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  • Melancholia

    Melancholia

    ★★★★

    I’ve liked, though not always enjoyed. Lars von Trier’s offerings over the past few years but for some reason, likely the combination of length and expectation, Melancholia escaped me. With his new film due for festival runs this winter, the time seemed ripe to catch up with his 2011 offering. Why did I wait so long?

    Undeniably beautiful, Melancholia is also my favourite of von Trier’s works. It’s his exploration of a woman suffering through depression on her wedding day…

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★

    I have a few issues with it - namely the motivation behind one of the central moments in the 3rd act and a too-long action sequence - but otherwise, it's a total lovefest.

    At one point, I was so joyously happy, I even got a little teary-eyed.