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  • Au Hasard Balthazar
  • Cries and Whispers
  • Paprika
  • World of Tomorrow

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  • Grandmother

    ★★★★

  • The Scent of Green Papaya

    ★★★★½

  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

    ★★★★½

  • Black Mirror: USS Callister

    ★★★★

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  • Mother and Son

    Mother and Son

    ★★★★

    The last film screened at the Main Competition, Mother and Son (I pretty much prefer its French title better: un petit frere) takes a look to a African-French family as they migrated from Ivory Coast to France in the 80s. Based partly from the real experience of Leonor Serraile’s partner, the film takes a similar structure as Moonlight. Split into 3 parts with 3 members of the family taking turn as protagonist recording the ups and downs of their lives,…

  • Showing Up

    Showing Up

    ★★★★

    Kelly Richardt is a master of minimalism, so attuned with the quietness of everyday life, and Michelle Williams (with their 4th collaboration) is just a match from heaven we are lucky to have. But nothing prepare me for the light touch in Showing Up, hands down one of her most humorous film. Follow Lizzy (Williams), a scuptor in a week lead to her own show, Showing Up observes her dealing with her crafts, her friends, her family, and taking care…

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  • In the Bedroom

    In the Bedroom

    Some thoughts on this film:
    -Many people called this film "actors' film" and I think by saying that they really underestimate In the Bedroom. Todd Field deserved to be honor here because he was as important (if more) as the three performances.
    -The film used silence, the inability to express to each others with patient but compelling look
    -The performances that elevate In the Bedroom for good to really great and complex drama. Tom Wilkinson (which I always enjoy) delivers…

  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    ★★★★½

    David Cronenberg returns to the style of film that he knows most, and certainly does best, in his newest feature Crimes of the Future. Going back to his body horror root with a futurish vision does make the film feel old and new at the same time, and I mean it as a compliment. It already feels like a vintaged Cronenberg film. While I consider the film ends on a weak note, this settings is rich and ambigious that it…