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  • Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue

    Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue

    ★★★★

    I love Jia, but this seemed a bit… PBS-ish. Just talking heads.

  • Mangrove

    Mangrove

    ★★★★

    I love court room dramas and I love movies with a very simple progressive agenda.

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  • I Accuse

    I Accuse

    ★★★★

    I enjoy this movie.

  • Imitation of Life

    Imitation of Life

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I finished watching the second half of this movie for the third class in a row this morning. My students at Tisch today were angry, ashen. What could I say to them? In the 8am class, I was in tears throughout a lot of the film. Every time Sarah Jane or her mother spoke I had to choke back a gasp. The funeral was more moving than anytime I’d ever experienced it. But in this screening, my usual ironic antagonism…