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Old November 23 2011, 04:35 AM   #864
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Re: Movies Seen in 2011

160. Immortals (C+)
161. J. Edgar (B)
162. City of God (A)
163. Cinema Paradiso (B)
164. Three Colours: Blue (B+)

The first film in Kieslowski's "Three Colours" thematic trilogy, a virtual one-woman show starring Juliette Binoche as a grieving widow who has just lost her husband and child. Very unsentimental, and starts you off at a remove from the central character (unlike most approaches to a subject like this, we pointedly don't meet the protagonist prior to the accident, nor are we given the opportunity to forge an emotional connection to the deceased). Binoche's performance is excellent, and the visual style of the film is very memorable. Ultimately the things it's saying about grief are pretty unremarkable, but it's well-done.
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