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  • The Red Lily

    The Red Lily

    ★★★★★

    A soul-erupting surprise.

  • Café Lumière

    Café Lumière

    ★★★★

    things I loved:
    the melodic breathing state of presence; the meandering ease of tone; the frosted vessels of iced barley tea that indicate Japanese summer and home; the coffee delivery; the freedom with which individuals pursue discursive strains of interest (capturing the sounds of trains, asking questions about a composer visiting a bookstore seventy years ago); the idea that a face can be the shape of a pansy; the framework of life supporting blurred sketches of individuals; Yoko walking over…

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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…

  • Till We Meet Again

    Till We Meet Again

    ★★★★★

    I needed this film and it was there for me.