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|49 T4||Silence (2016) - Jan 12, 2017
"An ode to Catholic endurance that stubbornly refuses to come out of its beliefs of suffering and delivery. Silence as it is understood here means hardship and rigidity; the paganism of Buddhism is the enemy. A deeply beautiful and deeply conservative film."
|83 T10||La La Land (2016) - Jan 10, 2017
"There's a certain irony, even profundity in that the film's restless showmanship and struggle to succeed is also the very thing that splits these lovers apart. The final montage is an intoxicating reminder of what life could be if we'd just take better care of each other."
|70 T8||Eddie the Eagle (2016) - Jan 09, 2017
"I saw this on a plane, and it lifted me up."
|36 T3||Penny Serenade (1941) - Jan 07, 2017|
|61 T6||Baron Prásil (1962) - Jan 03, 2017|
|75 T9||Barry (2016) - Dec 31, 2016
"About what it means for an angry young outsider to find a place in (the promise of) America. The film takes this Barry character as a representation of our own struggles of belonging, and certainly of the Indian American director's. The effect is a distinct, thoughtful portrait without the hero worship of Southside With You - even if they have some fun giving him the line “Politics is bullshit. The president is an actor.”"
|85 T10||A Bigger Splash (2015) - Dec 30, 2016|
|35 T2||Nocturnal Animals (2016) - Dec 29, 2016
"Just read the names to his endless line of perfumes to feel what kind of luxury trash this is."
|65 T7||The Girl on the Train (2016) - Dec 29, 2016|
|70 T8||Arrival (2016) - Dec 28, 2016
"Taking a cue from the black hole in Interstellar, Arrival has the feeling of universal connectedness being taken to a new level, in that a new dimension is being added to our consciousness. As a story the film is a blueprint, but it’s a (hopeful) sign of the times."