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Searching for Ingmar Bergman

Searching for Ingmar Bergman, a new documentary from renowned German filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta, is an intimate portrait of the famed Swedish filmmaker’s life and legacy, focusing both on his voluminous oeuvre (Bergman’s first film credit as a screenwriter in the early 1940s to his last film, Saraband, in 2004) and his family life.

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Almost Almost Famous

Almost Almost Famous is high energy and often kind of cheesy – much like the performers it follows.  While the film certainly isn’t terrible and there are a handful of moments that feel honest and genuine, this is a documentary that never quite manages to find its footing.

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The Favourite

Yorgos Lanthimos has been one of the most exciting voices in cinema for the past decade;  from bringing attention to Greek cinema to bringing that off-kilter absurd style to an American audience.  Across four features, Lanthimos’ style has been apparent in a variety of ways;  from his films’ unusual stilted acting style to the general oddity of his imagery.  Now, in his latest feature The Favourite, Lanthimos shows that his style is inherent, even if…

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Funny Tweets

Twitter has been featured in movies, but Laurie McGuinness’ Funny Tweets is allegedly the first film about Twitter, an open forum that allows users to connect to the world through condensed text.  The film reminds its viewers that it’s “not affiliated with or sponsored by” the social media platform but, hey, they could’ve fooled me.  The documentary is overflowing with gratitude expressed by comedians and writers who sing the Twittersphere gospel.

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Border

A modern day fantasy has been in order, and Border could be the answer – for now.  Co-writer/director Ali Abbasi provides audiences with a cogent story that doubles as an allegory on minorities and treats its fantastical characters humanely.  It’s what Bright aspired to be.