Respire (Breathe): Coming (Apart) of Age Story …

Breathe (Respire, French title) is an interesting film. I will get to the details in a little bit, but… [more]

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TCMFF Recap: Limelight (1952)

As I posted to my tumblr account, I indeed did have a lot of fun at the annual meetup of #OldMovieWeirdos,… [more]

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TCMFF Recap (2): The Apartment (1960)

Well search me. As a self proclaimed Billy Wilder have I have absolutely no idea why it has taken me… [more]

TCMFF Recap (2): The Apartment (1960) TCMFF Recap (2): The Apartment (1960)

TCMFF Recap (2): The Apartment (1960)

Well search me. As a self proclaimed Billy Wilder have I have absolutely no idea why it has taken me… [more]

TCMFF Recap (2): The Apartment (1960) TCMFF Recap (2): The Apartment (1960)

Tribeca Film Festival ’15 Preview

I sure as heck do not know where the time goes nowadays. No sooner was I decompressing from my trip out… [more]

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TCMFF Recap (2): The Apartment (1960)

Well search me. As a self proclaimed Billy Wilder have I have absolutely no idea why it has taken me so long to see The Apartment. This is a really enjoyable film (understatement). I mean it hits all the right notes - acerbic wit interwoven with a very attainable romantic through point, … [Read More...]

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Tribeca Film Festival ’15 Preview

I sure as heck do not know where the time goes nowadays. No sooner was I decompressing from my trip out to Los Angeles for the TCM Film Festival, were my sights set again to my hometown (-ish) festival, Tribeca! It's the day before the official start, early screenings down and schedules … [Read More...]

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TCMFF Recap: Limelight (1952)

As I posted to my tumblr account, I indeed did have a lot of fun at the annual meetup of #OldMovieWeirdos, also known as the TCM Film Festival. Over the next week or so, my plan is to post recaps of some of my favorite films, in addition to a couple of other film-related highlights from the … [Read More...]

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Respire (Breathe): Coming (Apart) of Age Story …

Breathe (Respire, French title) is an interesting film. I will get to the details in a little bit, but felt the need to expound on this initial, visceral response. It is a film that, in one point of Charlie and Sarah's intense (and at times) troubling friendship, I really, really want something to … [Read More...]

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Jumping Ahead a Little …. Cannes 2015

Yeah of course I have a few more French film write-ups, my fully fleshed out TCM festival recap (check out my quick synopsis here) and my Tribeca preview due in the coming days, but let's pause a moment and look ahead to May for the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, namely the poster for this year's … [Read More...]

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Rendez-Vous, Part Une: 3 Cœurs

Well, my "Rendezvous with French Cinema, 2015" is now over and done. So for the next few days, I will be regaling you all with a few reviews of the films I saw (unfortunately, time constraints prevented me from attending any panels or Q&As. Let's start things off with the opening night … [Read More...]

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Merry Month of March

Sure, every month here at i luv cinema is merry. But March 2015 is jam-packed; here is a preview of what is to come. Rendez-Vous with French Cinema (March 6-15) - a co-curated event between the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Unifrance Films, Rendez-vous is celebrating its 20th year of … [Read More...]

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Girlhood (2014): Growing Up is Hard to Do

As Girlhood opens, we see Marieme (Karidja Touré) - she seems like your typical teenager. Almost immediately, this image is shattered - as we see her walking home to her housing development. Once we enter her house, it is clear that all not all is right. So with a turbulent home life and less … [Read More...]

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Sundance 2015 Review: I am Michael

To say that I am Michael is entering somewhat controversial and polarizing waters given its subject – the story of Michael Glatze, once an ardent gay rights activist, who shocked all of those around him when he declares himself no longer homosexual and becomes an anti-gay Christian pastor. The … [Read More...]

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Sundance 2015 Review: Coming of Age Stories

For my last double-bill recap for Sundance 2015 (one more singular review tomorrow), I would like to focus on a couple of dramas about young women, coming of age in two separate time periods: 1950s post-war Brooklyn, New York and 1970's swinging San Francisco. These also have the honor of being a … [Read More...]

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Sundance 2015 Review: Portraits of Artists

Happy Friday all! Thank the cinematic gods, but my Sundance reviews are finally winding down. Today, I am featuring a couple of artist-related biographies I had the pleasure of watching last month. Unlike some of the narrative features I have covered, these docs are soon to be available to a wide … [Read More...]