Sunday, February 1, 2015

Quickies for February 2015



Boxhagener Platz (2010) ✭✭✭✭ 

Slice of East German life circa-1968. Grim yet very funny. Gudrun Ritter is a scream.






Nights of Alice (2010) ✭✭½

French TV time waster. Good to see the great Machu Meril again (She was Godard's Une femme Marie in 1964), but the film has too many subplots and a draggy pace. Plus it's dumb.





Take This Waltz (2011) ✭✭✭½

Michelle Williams is great here as a runaway wife, but the movie falls a bit flat. Sarah Polley is a decent director and I expected more.







Quickies for February 2015



Boxhagener Platz (2010) ✭✭✭✭ 

Slice of East German life circa-1968. Grim yet very funny. Gudrun Ritter is a scream.






Nights of Alice (2010) ✭✭½

French TV time waster. Good to see the great Machu Meril again (She was Godard's Une femme Marie in 1964), but the film has too many subplots and a draggy pace. Plus it's dumb.





Take This Waltz (2011) ✭✭✭½

Michelle Williams is great here as a runaway wife, but the movie falls a bit flat. Sarah Polley is a decent director and I expected more.







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