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Screenings #36

A mixture of revivals and exciting foreign language films screening here for the first time dominated my May watching. Thanks to FilmStruck, the beautifully titled The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice revealed itself as second-tier Ozu but, as those … Continue reading

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Screenings #35

Boy oh boy did I watch a lot of what an old pal called fillums this month! Most date from my spell watching films for the Miami Film Festival 2018. I’m going to start writing blurbs for films that strike … Continue reading

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Screenings #34

I’ve slacked on posting these updates; I considered splitting the list in half. IF I count the batch reviewed for Miami Film Festival 2018, I’ll post another soon. Black Panther (Coogler, 2018) 7/10 A Fantastic Woman (Lelio, 2017) Mudbound (Rees, … Continue reading

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Screenings #33

I caught up with a couple of 2017 favorites (they hold up nicely) and found a new one with Aki Kaurismäki’s 1990 deadpan near-masterpiece. I, Tonya (Gillespie, 2017) 3/10 Félicité (Gomis, 2017) 7/10 The Shape of Water (Del Toro, 2017) … Continue reading

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Screenings #32

My busiest month produced this run of screenings in the last two weeks. The real horror is I Tonya, about which you’ll hear more of as December ends. The acclaim for Alison Janney and Margot Robbie horrify me — their … Continue reading

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Screenings #31

I’ll have more to write about the Spielberg and Allen pictures in coming weeks. Beach Rats most disappointed me; coming after 2013’s It Felt Like Love, Eliza Hittmann’s acclaimed story of a Brooklyn teen picking up dudes on the internetz … Continue reading

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Screenings #30

Now that I’m a Filmstruck subscriber, expect viewings of treasure by the likes of Mikio Naruse and Edward Yang. Lady Bird (Gerwig, 2017) 9/10 BPM (Beats per Minute) (Campillo, 2017) 7/10 The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Lanthimos, 2017) 8/10 … Continue reading

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Screenings #29

Here’s the crop from the second half of October. After a third viewing of Out of the Past, I awarded it a rare perfect score. Lucky (Lynch, 2017) 5/10 Faces Places (Varda, 2017) 7/10 4 Days in France (Reybaud, 2017) … Continue reading

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Screenings #28

I haven’t done this in a while. This month’s experiences include my first experience with Hulu (thanks to which I watched a hard to find Renoir) and two of 2017’s worst movies, one of which inspired me to petition The … Continue reading

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Movie Love #6

Here is the last month’s haul! The Untamed (Escalante, 2017) 7/10 Wind River (Sheridan, 2017) 8/10 Amnesia (Schroeder, 2017) 6/10 A Ghost Story (Lowery, 2017) 7/10 Dunkirk (Nolan, 2017) 5/10 The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years … Continue reading

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Movie Love #1

A Master Builder, dir. Jonathan Demme (2014) The late director of Silence of the Lambs directs this adaptation of the Ibsen classic, with Wallace Shawn giving his best performance since 1994’s Vanya on 42nd Street as a monster who looks … Continue reading

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Screenings #26

A rather generous haul, thanks to Miami Film Festival. The Film Classic Discovery of the Month: Costa-Gavras’ The Confession, released in a magnificent Criterion edition. Harmonium (Fukada, 2017) 8/10 Frantz (Ozon, 2017) 7/10 It’s Only the End of the World … Continue reading

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