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Movie review: Disobedience

Posted on May 21, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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Disobedience —Running Time: 1:54 — Rating: R

 

“Disobedience” is a quiet, strong movie that pierces convention in many ways. The risks it takes are delivered with subtle use of gestures and voice. Director Sebastian Lelio, his team and a fine cast have delivered an unusually complex story in a provocative way.

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Movie review: The Guardians

Posted on May 14, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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The Guardians — Running time: 2:18 — Rating: R

“The Guardians” is an astonishingly beautiful movie. In the hands of French writer/director Xavier Beauvois and writer Marie-Julie Maille, their movie becomes art. Just sink in and feel the effects of the silences and colors as they envelop what is unfolding on screen. This story is an important piece of history seen through the eyes of women.

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Movie review: RBG

Posted on May 7, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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RBG — Running Time: 1:37 — Rating: PG

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Movie review: A Quiet Place

Posted on April 30, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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A Quiet Place — Running Time: 1:30 — Rating: PG-13

Just to level with you at the outset: I’m no fan of horror movies. When good reports began to sift in about “A Quiet Place” it seemed the best choice during this extremely weak movie spring. Just about two minutes passed before the originality and skill up there on the screen scared the audience into stone cold silence. Who is responsible for this wickedly absorbing movie?

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Movie review: The Leisure Seeker

Posted on April 23, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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The Leisure Seeker — 1:52 — R

 

Watching Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland create a movie called “The Leisure Seeker” was a positive prospect. Advance word promised they would travel from their home in Wellesley, Mass., to Key West, Fla., on her promise to bring her husband at last to see the home of his hero, Ernest Hemingway.

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Film festival explores cultures with 'Disability'

Posted on April 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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The Global Roots Film Festival presents “Disability” — a series of 10 films that will be screened at Main Street Landing in Burlington From April 13-15. The Global Roots initiative is part of the Vermont International Film festival and began in 2013 as a means of bringing great films from the countries of many of the New American communities in Vermont, to foster a greater understanding of our diverse cultures. In 2015 it expanded to encompass other types of films made by the mosaic of cultures and persuasions we live in.

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Movie review: The Rider

Posted on April 9, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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The Rider — Running Time: 1:44 — Rating: R

“The Rider” is unique in many ways. Don’t miss it. It is the story of Brady Jandreau, a rodeo rider who has a terrible accident and then turns to a search for meaning in life without being able to build it with the horses he still loves but can’t ride. The movie is so deeply real that I was well into it before I understood what I was watching.

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Winter screening series continues with 'Lady Bird'

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival continues the 2017/18 Winter Screening Series at Town Hall Theater with the five-time Academy Award nominee “Lady Bird.” Greta Gerwig’s brilliant narrative drama will screen at the Middlebury theater on Saturday, April 7, at 7 p.m.

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Movie review: A Fantastic Woman

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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A Fantastic Woman— Running Time: 1:44 — Rating: R

Sony Pictures had the good sense to recognize the unique quality of “A Fantastic Woman.” After the film was rewarded with top prizes at film festivals, Sony brought it to the American mainstream. It is a beautifully made film about a transgender woman who falls in love with a man who loves her back. The writing, music, dialogue and an amazing central performance lift the film to a point where there simply are no negatives to report.

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Movie review: Black Panther

Posted on March 12, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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Black Panther— Running Time: 2:14 — Rating: PG-13

“Black Panther” is technically superb.  It is also uninterruptedly violent.  With apologies to the gifted team that made this movie, I’m troubled by the degree of physical violence that will be seen by millions of people.  Here’s to the first person who makes a movie as good as this one where enemies outwit each other with their brains instead of their weapons.

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