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PIG (Michael Sarnoski) Score 65%

PIG (Michael Sarnoski)

The movie is Rob and Amir’s quest to find our porcine scene-stealer, but it is also a comment on the ruthlessness of the restaurant business and, without being antithetical, the sensuality of food. Sarnoski shoots  the cooking and degustation scenes like he was directing “Babette’s Feast” – the poring of red wine into a red wine glass has a visual and aural sensation that is well, delicious.

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Moffie (Oliver Hermanus) Score 65%

Moffie (Oliver Hermanus)

It’s 1981, ten years before the fall of South Africa’s apartheid system and sixteen-year-old Nicholas (Kai Luke Brummer) is leaving to serve his two years of military conscription required of all white men. Nicholas is gay (moffie is a derogatory word for gay in Afrikaan) and it is essential that he keeps this a secret from everyone even if he is surrounded by the homoeroticism of military training…..

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The Green Knight (David Lowery) Score 70%

The Green Knight (David Lowery)

Dev Patel is Gawain, not quite yet a sir, the nephew of King Arthur (Sean Harris) and Queen Guinevere (Kate Dickie) and the son of Morgan Le Fay (Sarita Choudhury), who practices witchcraft. The bulk of the movie centers on Gawain’s journey across the wet, verdant English countryside (the film was actually filmed around Cahir castle in Ireland).

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