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  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★★½

    When Carol was first released, I read reviews and comments that talked about its emotional distance, but I didn't feel that way about it at all. The characters weren't emoting all over the place, but there was definitely emotion. It may have been more subtle and internalized, but it was most certainly there.

  • 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…

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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…

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    Feb. 9, 2018. I was contemplating seeing CMBYN this evening for the fourth Friday in a row, but I have a social engagement tonight, so I won’t be going. I did, however, read the screenplay today, so it was almost like watching the film again because I saw each scene in my mind as I read through the script.

    Each time I have seen the film, I have been more impressed and moved by Timothée Chalamet’s performance. I mean, I…