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Matriarchal Mastery: THE SECOND MOTHER Film Review

By at September 21, 2015 | 10:37 pm | 1 Comments

Matriarchal Mastery: THE SECOND MOTHER Film Review

4.5 / 5 stars "What time will she be back?" That’s the question little Fabinho asks the family maid in the opening scene of The Second Mother, wondering aloud when his mom will return to their well-appointed Sao Paolo home. In Portuguese, it’s Que horas ela volta?, which is the actual title of Anna Muylaert’s exceptional study of parenthood and status before it more...

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A Meryl Streep Power Ballad: RICKI AND THE FLASH Film Review

By at September 10, 2015 | 11:02 pm | 0 Comment

A Meryl Streep Power Ballad: RICKI AND THE FLASH Film Review

4 / 5 stars There’s nothing too original about the broken and misguided relationships in Ricki and the Flash. But the depth of experience rippling through the film yields something that feels so fresh, so naturally exciting that cliché isn’t just avoided, it’s often ignored. I’m not just talking about Meryl Streep’s approach to the role of an older, failed more...

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A History of Violence: THE LOOK OF SILENCE Film Review

By at July 31, 2015 | 12:07 am | 0 Comment

A History of Violence: THE LOOK OF SILENCE Film Review

4.5 / 5 stars In the bizarre Oscar-nominated documentary The Act of Killing, filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer met with some of the most vicious and infamous killers of the 1960s Indonesian genocide. In his second feature about those atrocities, it’s not Oppenheimer conducting the questioning, but someone with far more at stake. The result is a quiet marvel of more...

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Trailer for Alex Ross Perry’s QUEEN OF EARTH

By at July 27, 2015 | 9:54 pm | 1 Comments

Trailer for Alex Ross Perry’s QUEEN OF EARTH

Can you name the independent director smart enough to know that Elisabeth Moss should be a bona fide film star? Alex Ross Perry is the answer, he of the enticing throwback style (think Allen meets Cassavetes) that pervades his breakout The Color Wheel and critics' favorite, Listen Up Philip. In the latter film, Perry gives Moss a juicy supporting role as Jason more...

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