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Jane Campions “The Power of the Dog” captures and expands on the themes present in Thomas Savage’s original novel Score 95%

Jane Campions “The Power of the Dog” captures and expands on the themes present in Thomas Savage’s original novel

Rose’s decline after he arrival at chez Burbank is quite the plunge. Dunst, however, is so good, so heartbreakingly real, that she makes it all believable. An actress who has been superb in so many movies, gliding back and forth with ease between lead and support, this is the role that finally gets Dunst her due and, hopefully her first Oscar nomination.

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It is Hat-Trick, as “Drive My Car” wins Best Picture from the National Society of Film Critics (NSFC) following its triumphs in NYFCC and LAFCA.

With the announcement of the National Society of Film Critics (NSFC) choices, ‘Drive My Car” has now won the Best Picture award from all three major critic groups. This is quite an achievement and with its additional awards for Best Director, .Best Screenplay and Best Actor, it now stands an excellent chance of being Oscar nominated for Best International Film, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay and to become the 11th Foreign Language Film to be nominated in the Best Film category following in the footsteps of…..

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Ryusuke Hamagushi’s hypnotic three hour movie goes by in the blink of an eye. Score 95%

Ryusuke Hamagushi’s hypnotic three hour movie goes by in the blink of an eye.

Drive My Car” is, at once, a very literary and a very cinematic movie. It is a movie about grief. How our lives can be destroyed by grief but also how we can accept grief and live with it. It is based on the titular short story by Haruki Murakami interweaved with a second Murakami short story “Scheherazade”. The former originally appeared in Freeman’s Biannual while the latter was originally published The New Yorker.

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The groundbreaking animated documentary “Flee” is revolutionary in so many ways it will leave you spellbound Score 100%

The groundbreaking animated documentary “Flee” is revolutionary in so many ways it will leave you spellbound

But there is another astonishing element to this film and that is Amins’s sexuality. Knowing that he is gay from an early age, his view of society and his displacement to foreign lands is, therefore, seen and experienced from the point of view of a double outsider. This also leads to some very funny situations – the film is always buoyant and life-affirming even at it’s bleakest moments.

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