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  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    ★★★★★

    Usually, when people are completing a menial task, I'll sarcastically note "He/She are doing God's work". While I'm not an American who grew up watching Fred Rogers, I can safely say, without a hint of irony, he was doing that very thing. God's work. Roger's simple goal to spread the message of self-worth and identity is more current than ever and has no boundaries with regards to one's age.

    I am so glad this documentary was made to illuminate someone I barely knew anything about, but now have a deep respect for.

  • Tolkien

    Tolkien

    ★★★★

    I’ve been emotionally bamboozled.

    At first, I thought Tolkien was gonna be a lacklustre film devoid of any artistic merit. An Oscar-bait biopic that has been done hundreds of times by following a struggling privileged Englishman.

    Suffice to say I've never been more wrong. Sure, it is a fairly standard story with beats that tread along a well-beaten path. But it would be wrong if I didn't admit I was moved by the entire thing. Thomas Newman's score is a perfect accompaniment to the wholesome visuals of kinship, love, the potency of language and imagination and the horrors of war.

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  • Finding Nemo

    Finding Nemo

    ★★★★★

    Dory was really on to something.

    Finding Fabio would have been way better.

  • Ernest & Celestine

    Ernest & Celestine

    ★★★★

    A small mouse with a large bear in a short story with a big heart.

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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★★

    T        H        E
    F AVOURIT E:
    A              RICH
    P   A  R  A D  E
    O                      F 
    PASSIONATE
    INT E N S I TY
    A         N          D
    R A B  B  I  T S

    Recommended if you like:
    [The Killing of a Sacred Deer][The Other Boleyn Girl]

  • Late Afternoon

    Late Afternoon

    ★★★★★

    In short, Late Afternoon is a heartwarming story of a long life well lived. When I finished watching, two touching quotes sprang to mind.

    “Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.” - Lucy Maud Montgomery

    "Am I crying? I'm not crying. You are." - David Starsky

    Recommended if you like:
    [La Maison en Petits Cubes][Up]