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Never Look Away (directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck), 2018.

in German with subtitles.  With Paula Beer, Saskia Rosendahl , Sebastian Koch, Tom Schilling. The opening scenes are mesmerizing, with a young boy named Karl, maybe five or seven years old, in the care of his aunt, attending an art … Continue reading

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Sunset (directed by László Nemes), 2018.

In Hungarian with English subtitles.  With Juli Jakab as Irisz Leiter The movie begins with a series of still images as the sun sets in Budapest, giving a sense of time passing, the sky darkening, the lights coming on in … Continue reading

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War and Peace (1966) directed by Sergei Bondarchuk

Most of the moving pictures I watch appear on a small tv screen.  Television programming offers an overwhelming  abundance of shows, which I can access almost any time I want.  Sometimes it is hard to wait for Schitts Creek episodes … Continue reading

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Vice directed by Adam McKay, 2018.

With Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carrell, Sam Rockport. Adam McKay wants honor in government, and he sees chicanery and downright manipulative evil in the person of Dick Cheney.  Of course he is not alone.  Many people were upset during … Continue reading

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Cold War directed by Pawel Pawlikowski

with Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Boris Szyc, Agata Kulesza.  Cinematography by Lucasz Zal. Music begins the movie, with a harsh, blunt bagpipe horn blaring, letting you know you are not in the land of of the high class.  You are … Continue reading

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If Beale Street Could Talk, directed by Barry Jenkins, 2018.

A young couple in love struggle when the young man is sent to jail for a crime he did not commit. Tish, the girl, has a supportive family that goes to great lengths to help his release. Racist police,  potentially … Continue reading

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Stan and Ollie, directed by Jon S. Baird, 2018.

with Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as Stanley Laurel and Oliver Hardy. I had gone to the movie expecting to be impressed by John C. Reilly’s performance as Ollie, since I had already enjoyed his acting in the Sisters … Continue reading

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