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“Everything in this Life is Linked”

Swedish.  Spanish subtitles.  A mild interest in seeing what this Hannes Holm film, A Man Called Ove.  As a Swedish author, Fredrik Backman and his novel that led to the movie, I went in unsure.  Realizing I was not going … Continue reading

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Unexpected, Hidden Truths

Hieronymus Bosch.  Not familiar with and well acquainted with this artist after It Comes at Night.  Not able to find the painting that appears in the film and bizarre loss of facts about this artist add to the, “what you … Continue reading

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Promises of Awareness…

In seeing The Promise, directed by Terry George, and starring Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale, but you realize half way into the movie you realize some pertinent points, this is a film that captures your heart due to the … Continue reading

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Kubrick, Pirates, and Aliens

When you say the name, some it registers instantly with, others, not so much – but his work almost everyone has been familiar with, if just by name.  Clockwork Orange, 2011 Space Odyssey, The Shining, Lolita, Full Metal Jacket, to … Continue reading

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Baldwin’s “I am Not Your Negro” sets the sets the stage for serious contemplation and discussions towards change.

Very few times have I taken in a documentary in a movie theatre, usually the norm has been as a documentary film festival or other event.  When the trailer caught my eye for James Baldwin’s  I Am Not Your Negro, I … Continue reading

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Personal Shopper will have you”shopping” for answers

Rules.  You have all seen them, and most of the time unconsciously. Film Noir  and Auteurs – Cohen Brothers, Alfred Hitchcock, Quentin Tarentino, Orson Welles, Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Tim Burton, just to name a FEW – So what … Continue reading

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“A Cure for Wellness” / La cura siniestra – not to be found here.

If you check out the trailer for A Cure for Wellness A Cure for Wellness directed by Gore Verbinski, brings several things to your mind (outside of those on the screen).  Stephen King, The Shining, Alfred Hitchcock, The Grand Budapest Hotel, … Continue reading

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“Splitting” the Screen

Amid the countless posts I am sorting in my head that are a small window of life itself, there is one amazing thing I always find at my fingertips – films.  One of the most spectacular right now is Split. … Continue reading

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The Roots Remain – Film Series Part IV

DocsMX, amazing. If you did not know, DocsMX happens every October – and is absolutely amazing.  Hundreds of documentary films, most free, (depending on location) that simply, just open your eyes. October 17th – Parque Pushkin, the film, Las Raices … Continue reading

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No Manches Monday Leads to Many Film-Oriented Paths Part I

It truly was a No Manches Monday.  Mondays are hard as it is, but, with the help of an amazing library cadet, the typical Monday was thrown out the window this past week.  In working with library cadets, often you face … Continue reading

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