Review: A Date for Mad Mary

A Date for Mad Mary is an Irish movie. Mary is mad as in angry, but she also behaves in ways that the people she most wants to impress consider mad. She drinks to hide her pain and that leads to acts of violence that get her in big trouble.

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Review: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) tells the story of an artist who travels to a remote island to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman. There are spoilers ahead.

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Review: Live Twice, Love Once (Vivir dos veces)

Live Twice, Love Once (Vivir dos veces) is a Spanish language movie streaming on Netflix. It’s a sad but beautiful story about love lost and a family torn apart by dementia.

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Review: The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open is as unique and unusual as the title hints it is. The subject matter, the writing style, the camera work – everything about this film breaks the mold. The Canadian indie is set in an unnamed city. There are spoilers ahead.

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Review The Man Without Gravity (L’uomo senza gravità)

The Man Without Gravity (L’uomo senza gravità) comes from Italy. It uses magical realism to tell the story of a lonely outsider who struggles to be accepted and find happiness. There are spoilers ahead.

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Review: The Invisible Guest (Contratiempo)

The Invisible Guest (Contratiempo) is a Spanish language suspense mystery on Netflix. It’s full of twists and turns and keeps the viewer working at the puzzle until the end.

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Review: Dark River

Dark River is an intimate family drama that tells a story of trauma, alienation, and tragedy.

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Review: A Girl from Mogadishu

A Girl from Mogadishu is a biopic based on the extraordinary life and work of Ifrah Ahmed, an Irish-Somali activist dedicated to ending the practice of female genital mutilation.

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Review: Are You Glad I’m Here

Are You Glad I’m Here is a Lebanese production from director Noor Gharzeddine. A young American woman teaching English in Beruit finds herself in the middle of a dangerous family drama.

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Review: Photograph

Photograph comes from India. It’s about a shy photographer who photographs tourists in Mumbai. He photographs a young woman who agrees to pretend to be his fiancée to his grandmother.

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