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October 24, 2019
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the niceties at geva theatre

with my wonderful St. John Fisher College #students at Geva Theatre Center tonight to see ‘the niceties’ directed by nicole watson. The Niceties by Eleanor Burgess: ‘What begins as a polite clash in perspectives explodes into an urgent debate about race, history, and power.’

January 28, 2019
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the favourite

three strong performances, a tough unsentimental script, wide lens/fisheye lens/mind bending cinematography, constant movement and power play, a loose interpretation of history, a particularly hilarious dance, and yorgos lanthimos’s usual obsession with the absurd. i recommend the favourite.

December 14, 2018
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roma by alfonso cuaron

roma by alfonso cuaron. based on intimate memories of his childhood, especially cleo, the family’s nanny and housekeeper, who’s played by the luminous yalitza aparicio, a non-actor. a breathtaking, expansive film, beautifully shot, with wonderful details. the house, stunning soundscape, … Continue reading