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  • A Summer Story
  • Static
  • Gloria
  • The Stoning of Soraya M.

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  • Relic

  • Woman at War

    ★★★

  • Stuck in Love

    ★★★★½

  • Don't Make Me Go

    ★★★★½

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  • Relic

    Relic

    Despite some near glowing reviews from folks on LB, this viewer found “Relic” from Director Natalie Erika James who also co-wrote it to be an abysmal mess.

         The film proceeds at a glacial pace even with a short running time and the indoor scene composition so poorly lit that many times interactions with the actresses or whatever the mysterious entity was supposed to be result in nothing more than a black screen.

         The acting is passable…

  • Woman at War

    Woman at War

    ★★★

    Halla (Halladóra Geirharõsdóttir) is definitely an angry individual.  She being the center of director Benedikt Erlingsson’s “Woman At War”.  The film from Iceland that takes full widescreen advantage of the vast countryside while maintaining a narrow focus on Halla.

    She is a mild mannered choir director to most people but left to her own devices she is waging a one woman disruption to the aluminum industry that is posing a threat to the area of Iceland where she lives.  An…

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  • The Vanishing

    The Vanishing

    ★★★★★

    “I’m banking on your curiosity “                                    
     
    What is it in all honesty that terrifies you the most?  Ghosts?  Paranormal occurrences?  Monsters?  Chainsaw wielding psychos?  Going to the dentist?  What terrifies me the most is the unknown, the unanswered.  This is the basis of the cringe inducing torment of “The Vanishing” (1988).  The original Dutch version of the film directed by George…

  • Don't Make Me Go

    Don't Make Me Go

    ★★★★½

    As a general rule I enjoy road trip movies.  I am at present not able to road trip anywhere so this is about as close as I can get to the experience of setting out on the open road to destinations I have only heard about.  Alone or with someone else the conversations are interesting even if they are just thoughts regarding what I am seeing.

    Director Hannah Marks is able to breathe new life into her film “Don’t Make…