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An unforgettable lead performance and a vivid sense of setting are just two of the strengths of Spencer Creigh’s vignette about a beach-town fixture who gets thrown for a loop by some sad news.

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By inviting viewers to take a closer look at the birds that serve as one of this country’s hardiest symbols, Karsten Wall’s stunning documentary invites a deeper consideration of the conditions we humans have created for them.

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In this captivating piece by artist and filmmaker Catherine Boivin, morning runs serve as a means of retracing the footsteps of her Atikamekw ancestors and connecting with deeper rhythms.

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A sudden loss and an unusual request highlight the fierce and complicated bond between a mother and her son in this beautifully performed tragicomedy by Malia Ann.

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May December

May December

★★★★½

Don’t fret, for this is not a spoiler: five seconds into Todd Haynes’ May December, a needle drop of lush strings pulled from a midcentury Michel Legrand score, accompanied by condensed bold sans serif title cards dropping in, confirmed to me that Todd Haynes is about to deliver another masterpiece. Melodrama Haynes is back. After an unexpected career pivot towards a *straight* environmental/courtroom drama Dark Waters in 2019, Todd Haynes returns to his favorite topic: women. And what more glamorous…

#MayDecember a melodramatic campy satire on tabloid stories, character studies, crime docs, & specifically Method Acting. Todd Haynes really delivers with something so unexpected. 
Portman & Moore are just Impeccable but Charles Melton gives the sincere standout performance

May December

May December

★★★★★

LOVED THIS. Starts as a high camp melodrama and unfurls into something sincere, existential, and kinda devastating. 

Charles Melton is as good as everyone’s saying. Natalie Portman - phenomenal, I think this might be my favourite performance from her.

Kinda reminded me of Almodóvar?

Second watch was even better than the last. Somebody put Charles Melton’s heart back together.