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  • Yellow Is Forbidden

    Yellow Is Forbidden

    ★★★½

    Chinese designer Guo Pei is a brilliant designer and Pietra Brettkelly’s documentary captures that even if you’ve never seen or heard of Pei’s work. Yellow is Forbidden captures a year of the designer as she prepares for a new show and along the way, we see glimpses of the struggles she faces: a woman in an industry that is still mostly male, a cultural outsider fighting to remain true to her convictions/history/culture in an industry that is not welcoming of…

  • If Beale Street Could Talk

    If Beale Street Could Talk

    ★★★★

    A lovely story of love and family which also seamlessly captures race relations in the US in the 60s; implications which still feel poignant and important to today's culture.

    Regina King is everything.

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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.