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  • On Happiness Road

    On Happiness Road

    ★★★★

    An amazing film about memory, nostalgia, childhood, class that tells about a specific moment in time about a country's history and culture. Poignant and significant.

  • Shadow

    Shadow

    ★★★★½

    12 years in Azkaban I waited for Zhang Yimou to make a good film once more and it was worth it. Absolutely astounding execution of a brilliant concept (a film that looks like Chinese calligraphy ink). Western filmmakers should take note that you can make a film in greys/blacks/whites and still have depth, contrast and texture. But what would they know because they can't even work with the colours they have much less strip it back. This should ideally win…

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  • Life Partners

    Life Partners

    I liked this film a lot because it is one of the most accurate depictions of female friendships I have seen on screen. That is a little sad, but that says more about the state of Hollywood and its writers.

    But anyway, written and directed by Susanna Fogel and Joni Lefkowitz, Life Partners is about two best friends, Sasha (Leighton Meester) and Paige (Gillian Jacobs), who are both 29 and navigating their late 20s as best as they can. Leighton…

  • Brooklyn

    Brooklyn

    ★★★★

    I may be extremely biased towards this film just by how much I related to the story told of a girl trapped between two worlds and her coming of age since that is the life I'm living right now.

    Possibly one of the best coming of age film in recent years, everything just worked so well together, the feeling of being caught between two worlds, of homesickness, of being complacent in familiarity.

    Saoirse Ronan is magnificent, she had to carry…