Friday, March 6, 2015

Quickies for March 2015

Hello I Must be Going (2012) ✭✭✭

Melanie Lynsky deals with first-world problems in Connecticut. Cute and kind of funny. Excellent supporting cast features Blythe Danner and John Rubinstein.

My Mother's Smile (2002)✭✭✭½

An intriguing allegory on the role of religion in modern life, and the similarities between the Church and a large insurance company. Marco Bellocchio is an interesting director; I'll seek out more of his work.

Petite Fille (2010) ✭✭✭

Hélène Fillières stars as a young woman so desperate to escape her suffocating parents she makes some unwise choices. Generally interesting but the ending gets over the top crazy.

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Roma (2018) ✭✭✭✭✭

Alfonso Cuarón’s directorial career has dealt with everything from updated Dickens ( Great Expectations ) to twisted coming of age ( Y Tu Ma...