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  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    ★★★★

    This was a great portrait of a wonderful man. His belief in humanity is inspiring and oh so needed right now. 

    - Amazon

  • Game Night

    Game Night

    ★★½

    I guess I am in the mood for comedies lately. This one wasn’t the best. I didn’t think the dynamic between Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams worked. There were moments of good humor but also some stale humor. Curtain jokes overstayed their welcome (“Who did you sleep with?!”). By no means did I hate it, just not that impressed. 

    - Amazon Prime

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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★

    This was a great journey. I had no problems with the wide fish eye lenses. Director Yorgos Lanthimos was able to highlight the luxurious environment the story takes place in, along with communicating the distorted reality the characters live in through the use of his lens choices and low angle shots. And those close ups! My goodness were some of them impactful. The movie was extremely funny but I need to admit there was a time I stopped really laughing,…

  • Le Silence de la Mer

    Le Silence de la Mer

    ★★★★½

    This was a masterwork as the first feature of Jean-Pierre Melville. The volumes we are able to get simply through the visuals of this chamber piece, leaves me speechless. I mean, he didn't even have two of the three characters in his story speaking... okay that is a bit of a lie since it's the Old Man who is giving the narration. Yet, symbolism is profound in this story, with the narration never feeling like it's compensating for poor visuals.…