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Stream of the Week: FRANK & LOLA – Bad Girl or Troubled Girl?

The San Francisco International Film Festival is underway, so this week’s video pick comes from the program of last year’s festival.  The absorbing neo-noir romance Frank & Lola opens with a couple lovemaking for the first time – and right … Continue reading

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Stream of the Week: A COUNTRY CALLED HOME – to move on, she needs another look at her past

Since this is Imogen Poots Week at The Movie Gourmet, this week’s video recommendation is a totally overlooked drama from just last year, A Country Called Home. Somehow A Country Called Home missed out on any significant theatrical release even … Continue reading

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IMOGEN POOTS: girl for all seasons

Sometimes actors become a brand name in the sense that you can depend on a movie being good if they are in it. Actors like Robert Duvall, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Parker Posey, Alfre Woodard and Michael Shannon come to mind … Continue reading

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Stream of the Week: FRANK & LOLA – Bad Girl or Troubled Girl?

The absorbing neo-noir romance Frank & Lola opens with a couple lovemaking for the first time – and right away there’s a glimmer that he’s more invested than she is.  Soon we’re spirited from Vegas to Paris and back again … Continue reading

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Stream of the Week: A COUNTRY CALLED HOME – to move on, she needs another look at her past

This week’s video recommendation is a totally overlooked drama from earlier this year, A Country Called Home. Somehow A Country Called Home missed out on any significant theatrical release even though it’s a very satisfying Finding Yourself drama. Imogen Poots … Continue reading

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GREEN ROOM: blood and suspense

The bloody thriller Green Room is a fresh and satisfying, well, bloody thriller. A vagabond rock band (Anton Yelchin, Alia Shawkat and a couple of others) finds themselves playing a gig at a remote white nationalist compound in the woodsy … Continue reading

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The Look of Love: someday this will all be yours

In the biopic The Look of Love, Steve Coogan plays porn king Paul Raymond, once Britain’s richest man.  Raymond turned a tawdry row of Soho strip clubs into an empire of smut magazines.  (Sharing a $500 million fortune, Raymond’s two … Continue reading

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Greetings from Tim Buckley: fascinated yet resentful

Greetings from Tim Buckley is a fictionalization of the events around singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley’s appearance at an actual 1991 tribute concert for his father, Tim Buckley.  (The movie’s title comes from the name of the concert.)  The tribute concert was … Continue reading

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DVD of the Week: A Late Quartet

A Late Quartet is a compelling character-driven drama about the individuals that make up an elite and successful classical string quartet.  After twenty-five years, the cellist and leader develops Parkinson’s and must consider retirement.  This development takes the lid off … Continue reading

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