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  • We the Animals

    We the Animals

    ★★★½

    Not bad. It tried a little too hard to be "arty," but it mostly worked, and there were some genuinely moving moments in the well-cast film.

  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★★½

    Not sure why it took me so long to watch Boyhood. I mean, I'm a pretty big Richard Linklater fan, for the most part, and the film received pretty good reviews, but, for some reason, I kept putting it off. Maybe it was the run time, though I don't mind a long run time on a film I like. Maybe it was the inevitable backlash that quickly came: "It wasn't THAT good!" "It was overrated." Blah blah blah.

    Whatever the…

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    I saw CMBYN for the sixth time on Friday.

    The film has been running at a local independent cinema, and this weekend, for the last week of its run, it moved to their new 25-seat microcinema. I bought my ticket online since I figured it would be easy for 25 seats to sell out. When I walked into the room, however, there was no one else there, so I wondered if I’d be watching it alone. I soon found out…

  • The Lost Language of Cranes

    The Lost Language of Cranes

    ★★★★

    A month ago I saw a discussion on another online movie group about The Lost Language of Cranes and it made me think about my responses to this film over the years. I posted my thoughts in a review here at that time. Fast forward a month, and I rewatched the film this morning. I was happy to find that the story resonated with me much better than I had remembered from my last viewing. I suppose I can credit…