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  • The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
  • A Man Called Ove
  • A Street Cat Named Bob

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  • Suspicion

  • The Wrong Man

  • The Shanghai Gesture

  • The Mask of Dimitrios

    ★★★★

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  • The Strange Woman

    The Strange Woman

    ★★★

    The Strange Woman (1946), directed by Edgar G. Ulmer, starring Hedy Lamarr, George Sanders, Louis Hayward, Gene Lockhart & Hillary Brooke, is based on Ben Ames Williams’ same titled novel & focuses on schemes of Jenny Hager (Lamarr). 

    Jenny, who believes she can get anything she wants, accepts marriage proposal of old businessman Isaiah Poster (Lockhart) who is a friend of her father because she thinks she will be rich if she marries a businessman. Jenny’s childhood crush Ephraim Poster (Hayward) who…

  • The Lost Weekend

    The Lost Weekend

    ★★★★★

    The Lost Weekend (1945), directed by Billy Wilder, starring Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva & Doris Dowling, tells the story of 4 days of an alcoholic writer Don Birnam portrayed by Ray Milland. 

    This unusual film-noir takes a honest look at alcoholism, alcohol relapse & alcohol withdrawal. It doesn’t shy away to get down to the nitty-gritty by focusing on the cataclysmic details & corrosive effects of alcoholism. The realistic portrayal of a chronic alcoholic with writer’s block & existential…

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★½

    "How you live your life is your business, just remember, our hearts and our bodies are given to us only once. And before you know it, your heart is worn out, and, as for your body, there comes a point when no one looks at it, much less wants to come near it. Right now, there's sorrow, pain. Don't kill it and with it the joy you've felt."

    The quote above makes the movie so much more than just "Call…

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    ★★★★½

    "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" is a powerful movie which makes you feel like you are watching a potential Oscar nominee. The movie is about a mother who decides to defy the police when the police fail to find culprits who are responsible for her daughter's death. The movie revolves around moral ambiguity. It focuses on police brutality. Rape, homophobia and racism are also discussed in the film.

    I found the storyline compelling. It is definitely not what I expected.…