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  • Sing



    Sometimes you just need a mindless pick-me-up and you could do a lot worse. Pretty. Great music. Cute and charming... I left feeling happy

  • The Salesman

    The Salesman


    Another great film from Farhadi. Beautiful performances and a spectacular final act.

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  • 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…

  • The Impossible

    The Impossible


    I must admit I wasn't particularly interested in seeing this even though I am a fan of Juan Antonio Bayona's "The Orphanage" and was very curious to see the director's follow-up. I don't care much for "based on true events" movies, particularly ones that sound as saccharin as this one which tells the true story of a family who survive the 2004 tsunami.

    Bayona more than delivers. Once the waves come crashing through the resort, "The Impossible" is stupendous. Not…