Friday, April 24, 2015

Recently Viewed April 2015

Land Ho! (2014) ✭✭✭½

Enjoyable and amusing little road pic about two old pals (Earl Lynn Nelson, Paul Eenhoorne) who decide to spice up their dull retirement lives by leaving their homes in Kentucky for an impromptu trip to Iceland. There, the aging duo search for adventure and romance - or a reasonable facsimile - often with amusing results. Land Ho! won the John Cassavetes Trophy at this year's Independent Spirit Awards

Wadjda (2012) ✭✭✭✭
Fascinating immersion in Saudi culture and lifestyles. Amusing and infuriating at the same time. A must see for cultural anthropologists.

My Life in the Country (2013) ✭✭✭½

French TV romcom about two divorced women who pretend to be gay so they can purchase a farmhouse from a famous feminist writer. Sounds silly, and it is, but overall it's fun.

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Lady Bird (2017) ✭✭✭✭½

Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird accomplishes something I previously thought impossible; it almost made me nostalgic for the darkly an...