Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire follows Marianne (Noémie Merlant), a painter, who is tasked with painting a portrait of Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), a soon-to-be bride, but must do so in secret. Unexpectedly though, both women find themselves falling for each other.

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Top 10 of 2019

2019 has been over for a while now, but now that I’ve seen 1917 which is competing in the Oscars this year, I can finally release my Top 10 list. 2019 was truly a great year for film and I hope that 2020 and beyond will be even more diverse both in front of and behind the camera, and that we continue to support original films and new voices. Keep in mind, I cannot see every new movie released and there are some 2019 movies I have not reviewed.

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Carmina o revienta (2012) – in English & Spanish

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My review for this film will be brief. Carmina or Bust is a Spanish movie about a mother who lives in Seville and runs a bar. Her bar has been robbed but she cannot prove it. So, she needs to get money to cover it. The movie plays out like a documentary. She reminiscences about her life, talks to the camera and audience, and talks about the events that happened over the past month.

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