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  • The Arch

    The Arch

    ★★★★★

    “Helplessly he admires her majestic grace,
    and adores her constant dignity.
    But alas, cold are the vaults of her memory
    unable to feel the flame of his feeling.
    . . .
    Deep in the night are my yearnings.
    Dim are the flickerings of my hopes.”

    The romantic haunting of a poem.

  • Outcast Lady

    Outcast Lady

    ★★★★

    Attuned to the melodrama of her life, Constance Bennett’s performance is a rare and solemn gesture of a heart breaking as a woman gradually acknowledges the structurally enforced limitations of her time.

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  • I've Always Loved You

    I've Always Loved You

    ★★★★

    A deep exploration of the control men exert over women through the false perception of love, as well as the risks at stake in overlooking the reality of a love object. So many ideas are at work in I've Always Loved You that have seeds rooted in earlier Borzage pictures: the spiritual destiny and communication between two people, the limits of love tested by extreme circumstance, the price of admittance to the mausoleum of each soul.

    Or as Luc Moullet…

  • Blue Gate Crossing

    Blue Gate Crossing

    ★★★★½

    Where has this film been all my life? Or better yet, where has my life been all this film? A soothing wince that reminds one of all of the distended longing & teenage impermanence that can permeate the languid days of a humid summer.