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Favorite films

  • The Seventh Seal
  • Sherlock, Jr.
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Wings of Desire

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  • Stardust Memories

    ★★½

  • The Secret World of Arrietty

    ★★★★

  • Collective

    ★★★★½

  • A Woman's Secret

    ★★

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  • Stardust Memories

    Stardust Memories

    It’s kind of funny, I love Woody Allen and I love Fellini’s 8½, the clear inspiration for Stardust Memories, and yet this didn’t connect with me. The surreal bits were nice, and the black and white cinematography was gorgeous. I love the concept behind the search for love, authenticity, and meaning in a life that often defies those things, but for me the problem was with the tone of the script, especially over the first hour of its 88 minute…

  • The Secret World of Arrietty

    The Secret World of Arrietty

    Such a lovely, tender-hearted film, with themes of coexistence and the need to live in harmony. It’s a touching relationship between the young girl, a teeny person, and the boy resting at his mother’s childhood home while waiting for an operation on his heart. In more than one instance we see two very different responses to coming across some other type of creature; one simply letting it be, and the other, lashing out at it, and there is such a…

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  • First Cow

    First Cow

    “It's the getting started that's the puzzle. No way for a poor man to start. … You need capital, or you need some kind of miracle.”
    “You need leverage.”
    “Or a crime.”

    Another excellent Western from Kelly Reichardt, one with high production quality and which quietly subverts the genre’s traditional themes. That starts with the two protagonists, King-Lu and Cookie (Orion Lee and John Magaro) who are rational, somewhat timid guys who hit on a plan to make a fortune…

  • Collective

    Collective

    “I’ve said this many times: when the press bows down to the authorities, the authorities will mistreat the citizens. This always happens, worldwide, and it happened to us.”

    An absolutely devastating documentary about the massive corruption in the health-care system in Romania, and the people who try to uncover it and affect positive change. While that may seem rather specific and possibly uninteresting, this is such a universal story about how greed puts profits over people’s lives, the lengths to…