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2022 Movie Reviews: Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy / The Tender Bar / Together Together

An anthology romance from Japan, a coming-of-age tale from George Clooney, and a pseudo-rom-com about surrogate birth. Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy Some of the most gorgeously nuanced and affecting writing and acting you’ll see all year is in Japanese filmmaker, Ryusuku Hamaguchi‘s relationship anthology, Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy. While it has nothing toContinue reading “2022 Movie Reviews: Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy / The Tender Bar / Together Together”

2022 Movie Reviews: Parallel Mothers / Boiling Point / Novice

Everything was delicious this week. Parallel Mothers It’s been said countless times before, but here goes – no one does melodrama like Pedro Almodovar. He’s a filmmaker of such emotional intelligence it drives me wild. Basically, for the newbs out there, what the Spanish auteur does is take a ridiculously twisty plot, of what wouldContinue reading “2022 Movie Reviews: Parallel Mothers / Boiling Point / Novice”

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