THE CARD COUNTER

“Another one of Schrader’s hothouse character studies cooked up from the former film critic’s career-long fixations on Bresson’s Diary Of A Country Priest, The Searchers, samurai rituals and suicidal ideation. Some will no doubt roll their eyes at the repetitions but for me they felt like hearing an old classic rock band launch into a greatest hits medley.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 09/09/2021

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SMALL ENGINE REPAIR

“The fellas are long past the age when such shenanigans are still considered cute. Without any special pleading on behalf of these cavemen, Pollono does a fine and often very funny job of illustrating their limited means of emotional expression. Busting chops and breaking balls are the primary modes of communication, with violence not very far down the list.” – North Shore Movies, 09/09/2021

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WHO YOU THINK I AM

“It’s of a piece with recent Binoche pictures like Olivier Assayas’ Clouds Of Slis Maria and Claire Denis’ Let The Sunshine In, as the iconic actress confronts her advancing years head-on, a key component of these films being her struggle to accept that you can’t be Juliette Binoche forever… though she’s been making a pretty good go of it so far.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 09/02/2021

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