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A Skin So Soft ….. on men so hard

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  There is something uncomfortably riveting about French/Canadian filmmaker Denis Côté documentary that really brings out the voyeur in you.  In this almost silent look at half a dozen bodybuilders he invites us to observe their complete obsession with their bodies which dominates their lives complete. Each gram of food is weighed meticulously, every daily … Continue reading



Marriage Story : a tale about getting divorced

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  It’s been 15 years since filmmaker Noah Baumbach made his breakthrough movie ‘The Squid and The Whale‘ which netted him an Academy Award Nomination for Original Screenplay. In the years since he has helmed several intriguing and enjoyable movies such as Margot At The Wedding, Greenberg and Francis Ha, yet none of them captured … Continue reading



Who Will Write Our History : the real story of the Warsaw Ghetto

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  In WW2 when the German Governor of Warsaw in Occupied Poland the city into three areas : one for Germans. another for Poles, and the third for Jews, the infamous Ghetto was born.. It was October 1940 and because the Nazis had also been rounding up all the Jews in surrounding areas, the initial  … Continue reading



Little Women : Greta Gerwig’s feminist take on the story of the March Sisters

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  For her sophomore directing gig Greta Gerwig took an enormous gamble by putting her spin on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel LIttle Women that has been universally beloved for the past 150 years since it was first published. Happily this adaption/reinterpretation is a sheer delight that not only will Miss Alcott’s loyal fans love, … Continue reading



63 UP : Filmmaker Michael Apted’s monumental reality series that has followed 14 Brits now for 55 years

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  There seems to be  a very fine line between observer and voyeur as we watch ’63 Up’ the latest addition of Michael Apted’s extraordinary series of films that he  has been shooting for the past 55 years.  Following the lives of some 14 Brits every seven years,  the power of this precursor to the … Continue reading



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