Maudie

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  This rather sentimentalized biopic by Irish filmmaker Aisling Walsh based on the life of the Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis is essentially a wonderful vehicle that showcases the exceptional talent of British Oscar-nominee Sally Hawkins who steals very single scene. Maud was born at beginning of the 20th century and suffered from rheumatoid arthritis, and when … Continue reading





The Ornithologist

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You really need to brush up your knowledge of the Portuguese Saint Anthony of Padua to appreciate writer/director João Pedro Rodrigues’s very queer take on the legend of his life. It is both surreal and provocative and demands a great deal of of patience from its audience when it strays off on confusing tangents.  Fernando (Paul … Continue reading



The Wound

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Understanding the rites of passage for other cultures other than one’s own is often tough, but this new movie, the debut feature from white South African filmmaker John Trengove, focuses on an African tribal ritual that seems positively unbearable, and nigh on impossible to understand.  Shot in a remote part of his country, it is the story … Continue reading



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