Menashe (2017) ☆ ☆

I had a very difficult time with Menashe.  It delves into an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn with a story in which custom and tradition are set against modern convention.  Menashe (Menashe Lustig), a widower, is in no hurry to remarry, […]

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The Midwife (2017) ☆ ☆ ☆

While too many American movies are high-concept dramas which posit extraordinary (or impossible) things happening to people, the French make movies about life, embracing all the crazy, contradictory, messy aspects of living, trying to stay sane, getting along with other […]

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