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Blue is the Warmest Color

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Blue is the Warmest Color

Forget, for a moment, that “Blue is the Warmest Colour” is the story about two women in love.  Here is a movie so universal in its themes and so broad in its emotions that it could really be about people of any gender, race or sexual orientation.  While Hollywood films simply prattle on about love […]

| November 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Life, Above All (2010)

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Life, Above All (2010)

Oliver Schmitz’s Life, Above All is a very touching human drama. It is deeply affective, sad without being maudlin, heartbreaking without feeling phony, and hopeful for all the right reasons. It is a film from South Africa, about Africans, speaking Sotho (a bantu language spoken in South Africa) rather than simply having all the actors […]

| May 18, 2011 | 0 Comments
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I Am Love (2009)

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I Am Love (2009)

Tilda Swinton is an actor who possesses a rare quality that many of her contemporaries seem to lack. When she occupies a role, she fills it with her whole being. There is a fearlessness about her, a boldness, she doesn’t try to hide anything. Everything that she is feeling is present in the center of […]

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments
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Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1979); ★

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Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1979); ★

One of the drawbacks of being a movie lover is, very often, watching very bad films walk away with the Oscar while better films are left in the dust.  In my recent history with the Oscars this has been the case with Gladiator, The Blind Side, Green Book, The Usual Suspects, Crash, The Cider House […]

| January 19, 1979
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