Thursday, January 21, 2016

Recently Viewed: January 2016

The French Minister (2013) ✭✭✭½

Entertaining comedy about French politics. But I'm being redundant. The great Bertrand Tavernier just keeps going. He's a tough old thing. So is Niels Arestrup.

When Day Breaks (2012) ✭✭✭✭

Melancholy Serbian import about a retired music teacher (the superb Mustafa Nadarevic) who learns the tragic fate of his parents in WWII. Many special moments, but marred by a schmaltzy ending. Still well worth your time.

Nice and Easy (2014)✭✭✭½ 

Charming rom-com written from the male perspective. About a committed slacker who finds that love is worth getting off the couch.

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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...