Month: February 2017

** ½ (out of 4)

Towards the beginning of Albert Camus’ The Fall, the “judge-penitent” narrator asks the reader, “Have you noticed that it is only in death that our sentiments are reawakened? How it is that we love those friends who have just left us?” The titular protagonist (Emma Suárez in her old age, Adriana Ugarte in her youth) of Pedro Almodóvar’s newest film Julieta learns this the hard way.

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** ½ (out of 4)

Along with the American drama Manchester by the Sea, Things to Come, a French movie starring Elle’s Isabelle Huppert, is one of two 2016 movies to tackle the subject of aimless grief.

Reviews - New Releases

*** ½ (out of 4)

If it were being judged solely on plot action, Paterson probably wouldn’t come off looking very hot. The protagonist is a young bus driver named Paterson (Adam Driver) who lives in the New Jersey city he’s named after – and his daily routine, as we come to see, is nothing if not simple.

Reviews - New Releases