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Dear Mom

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It’s very tough being the slightest bit sympathetic for Helosia (Letícia Sabatella) the protagonist in Brazilian filmmaker Jeremias Moreira Filho, and Dani Carneiro’s   family drama as she refuses to take any responsibility for her unhappy life.    She blames her elderly mother Ruth (Selma Egrei ) for the her unfulfilling job as  a hospital doctor, her … Continue reading




Disobedience

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  Disobedience is the first English language film for award-winning Chilean writer/director Sebastián Lelio, and with it, he continues his theme of stories that are centered around strong unique women.  First, there was ‘Gloria’ followed closely by his Oscar-winning A Fantastic Woman that starred Daniela Vega a trans actress, and now comes this tale of a lesbian love affair … Continue reading



Noblemen

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  This very prestigious all-boys boarding school in India which is the setting for The Noblemen is obviously a remnant of British colonial days and the children are still expected to practice the age-old rituals and codes which should have been banished years ago. Here in this very formal setting, the pupils are reluctantly bound by an … Continue reading




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