Possibly the only film as sad as or perhaps more sad than Sophie's Choice (1982). Masterfully portrayed by Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams; beautifully shot, written, and directed. The somber classical musical choices (mainly the Albinoni Adagio) were a bit overused. Less would have rendered more there. One to watch again soon after the initial … Continue reading Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Account of Neruda's years as Senator in Chile prior to going into exile. Beautiful soundtrack of 18th century nationalistic music. A great companion to Il Postino (1994) and its fictional account of Neruda in exile in Italy.
Rosario Dawson, Chloe Sevigny and a strong fellow cast bring light to the AIDs epidemic in the 1990s as it infiltrates mainstream culture vis a vis a clan of irresponsibly maturing kids.
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Wilem Dafoe play a husband and wife who must face their worst nightmare. Lars von Trier explores the nature of their coupling and their turmoil as they leave the city for a wooded cabin to mourn their loss.
17th century text by Thomas Hardy brought to life by a talented cast and crew. The feel is certainly Hardy, and the stunning cinematography supplements the credit given to Hardy's missive. Hear Carrie Mulligan sing and see her love.
From the heart of every artist cries, give me the chance to do my very best. Babette's Feast is another treasure brought to us by Karen Blixen under the pen name of Isak Dinesen.
Cinq et cinq et....Natale... Inspiring, prodigious and unforgettable story of love -- love of all sorts, shapes and sizes.
Pink, red, green, white are the colors of this film's forever light. I will not forget it nor will you. Question thought, intent, deed and value with this dedication to truth and what is good about mankind. And then read Benjamin Spock.
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