Julie

Julie

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Writer, Film Lover.  My reviews are brief but my passion for film is not.

Favorite films

  • The Elephant Man
  • Miller's Crossing
  • In the Cut
  • Blue Velvet

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  • C'mon C'mon

  • You Can Count on Me

  • The Devil Wears Prada

  • The Novice

    ★★★★

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  • A Face in the Crowd

    A Face in the Crowd

    ★★★★★

    “There Nothing as Trustworthy ... As The Ordinary Mind - Of The Ordinary Man” - Lonsome Rhodes

    Blessed with a silver tongue, good looks and charm, Lonsome Rhodes is discovered in  the drunk tank by radio host Marcia Jeffries when she pops into the county lockup for her “Face In The Crowd” spotlight show to capture the voices of ordinary men.   His little radio ditty is a huge hit, one thing leads to another and Rhodes becomes a national…

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★★½

    Heartbreaking for so many reasons, the story of course and also because of Judy. She’s brilliant in this film.

    Bradley Cooper took as much from this version as he did from the ‘76 version  Most memorable would be the “Hold on. I just want to take another look at you.”  

    It’s a shame they edited this version to death and the original director’s cut isn’t available, but I love that they have used stills and audio to piece together…

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  • C'mon C'mon

    C'mon C'mon

    Blah. blah, blah, beautiful!!  We can learn from the young’uns if we stop to listen. 


    A lyrical study of childhood uprooted.  Jesse, an imaginative and overly communicative child is placed in the car of his single uncle Johnny when his mother Viv must wrestle with his absent father’s mental illness.  Johnny, a journalist, takes Jesse along with him as he interviews children for a project he’s working on. 


    Jesse and Johnny have much to learn from each other as the two…

  • You Can Count on Me

    You Can Count on Me

    To be responsible or not to be.

    Knowing someone somewhere is always rooting for you can make all the difference.

    I’m just a pilgrim on this road, boys…

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  • Metropolis

    Metropolis

    ★★★★★

    “The mediator between the hands and the head must be the heart”.

    I finally saw this monstrosity of a film in its entirety on the big screen. Paying homage that is long overdue. Hard to believe it was made in 1927. At the time it took 17 months and cost over 5 million Reichsmarks to make. It’s definitely one of the most defining and pioneering works of cinematic fiction ever made. Filmmakers continue to borrow from the screenplay, visuals and…

  • Where Hands Touch

    Where Hands Touch

    ★★★½

    TIFF18 Film 13

    No Nazi was sympathized during the filming of this movie.

    Amma Asante said that she had to prove herself through Belle and A United Kingdom to make Where Hands Touch, a film she researched for many years.  We never really hear about Black Germans, let alone in Nazi Germany, so I really wanted to learn more. 

    This is Leyna’s story. This is about her struggle to belong in her own country and her struggle to survive.  Yes…