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Falling in love with the movies, a list

Film as art reflects life with subtle clarity and effective resonance. The following films moved me in that way.

Lauren Bacall

Captivating Lauren Bacall won my heart as a teenager.

Unconscious (Inconscientes)

Delightful

This little gem of a film from Spain was the perfect remedy to the pile of crappy movies I've seen lately.

Every Day

Every Day

A solid indie film, Every Day succeeds in portraying ordinary life with the triumph and tragedy that lurks within Every Day.

It lingered like a profound dream and I was thinking about it again this morning.

A Love to Keep

A Love to Keep

Never again should we suffer such abuse and oppression.

This made for TV import from Spain tells the story of a lesbian couple oppressed by societal mores and Franco's rule.

Sasha

A simple story painted with rich and vibrant strokes.

Truthfully I love piano so much I would have watched the film for the music, as Sasha is a masterful pianist in love with the handsome rogue who is his piano teacher.

The Secrets

I couldn't watch it sitting down. Instead I paced in and out, peeking and following the plot, but so incensed with the modern day oppression of women that I couldn't watch it directly.

Biutiful

Biutiful

Biutiful was beautifully shot, finely acted and perfectly paced

and I never want to see it again. What a heartbreak.

The Fish Child

The Fish Child

The complications in this script confuse and then disappoint.

The viewer is driven into a corner and then the same monster we saw last scene pops out. It becomes tedious.

Kaboom

What a train wreck.

Araki did Mysterious Skin which is a modern masterpiece. Then devolved to Smiley Face and then devolved even further in creating Kaboom. Hated it.

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