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  • The Wind Will Carry Us
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  • Night and Day

    ★★★★

  • Bergman Island

    ★★★

  • The Aviator's Wife

    ★★★★½

  • The Grief of Others

    ★★★½

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  • Memoria

    Memoria

    ★★★

    The older I get, the less patience I have for the "cosmic", the "mystical" , and the "quasi-religious".

  • Route 181: Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel

    Route 181: Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel

    ★★★★

    A jaunt through Israel, a racist apartheid state built upon ethnic cleansing and military occupation. The staggering injustice documented in this movie should make any decent person's blood boil.
    Most of the Israelis interviewed in the movie have execrable views. I'm not sure who makes me more angry: The "Arabs are dogs" openly racist types, or the "educated", refined crowd, the kind of person who name-drops Kafka and Buber and then regals you with a statement along the lines of "I acknowledge that Arabs of course have rights, but unfortunately sometimes rights cannot be granted", probably while sipping a glass of fine red wine.

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  • The Wind Will Carry Us

    The Wind Will Carry Us

    ★★★★★

    City prick goes to a remote village to shoot a funeral, flirts with a peasant, rides a motorcycle in a field of wheat. The bottomless beauty of the cosmos.

  • Cars 3

    Cars 3

    I'm going to commemorate this movie with a short review, because this was the first time I take my son to the movies. We actually almost never made it past the arcade and crane claw machines at the entrance, but we eventually moved on. As the interminable stream of trailers, ads and 'featurettes' rolled on, he got frustrated and asked for the remote control, so he could fast forward through this nonsense, as he does at home. I explained there…