Thursday, April 21, 2016

Recently Viewed: April 2016

Wild Tales (2014) ✭✭✭✭
Netflix Blu-ray

This compilation of short films written and directed by Damián Szifrón takes a look at modern life in Argentina, and it is indeed surreally wild. The second story is a riveting account of road rage run amok, and it's probably the best of the lot. Wild Tales won a BAFTA for best foreign film and it's easy to see why.

La petite reine (2014) ✭✭✭✭ 

Very good French film about a cycling champion hiding a big secret. Impressive debut from leading lady Laurence LeBoeuf , who has real star quality. 

Learning to Drive (2014) ✭✭✭½
Netflix DVD

A gentle amusement about an unlikely middle-age romance. Formulaic, but Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson somehow make it work.

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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...