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  • Pain and Glory

    Pain and Glory

    ★★★★

    I could have lived inside this film a lot longer... It doesn't pack the same punch that some of Almodóvar's best (my personal favorites: Hable Con Ella and Todo Sobre Mi Madre) do, but it's masterful nonetheless.

    There are mountains of tenderness, intimacy, generosity and love in every frame, every heartbeat, every gorgeously animated moment, every soulful tone in Alberto Iglesias' orchestra, and every look in Antonio Banderas' eyes (he's never been better).

    The drawing of the reading boy in…

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    ★★★★½

    Still the bezoar to my everyday Muggle blues.

    ■ ON BLURAY @ Rue du Buisson-St-Louis, Paris, France ■

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  • I Am Easy to Find

    I Am Easy to Find

    ★★★★★

    "She wonders how she became this person, not others."

    Devastating.

    ON YOUTUBE @ Rue du Buisson-St-Louis, Paris, France ■

  • Happy as Lazzaro

    Happy as Lazzaro

    ★★★★★

    All by myself in an empty movie theater on a Friday morning, rewatching this marvel became an almost transcendental experience.

    My heart filled up like a balloon that is about to burst... And then it flowed through me like rain. Lazzaro! 💚

    ■ ON DCP @ LantarenVenster, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (thanks M!) ■