Movie Diary 3/12/2013

Like Someone in Love (Abbas Kiarostami, 2012). The opening sequences almost feel like a normal movie, although things movie in a distinctly Kiarostamiesque mode after that. On first blush I wasn’t as enchanted as I was with Certified Copy, but the thing does grow on you, despite the puzzlingly abrupt ending. And a late-in-the-action appearance by a heretofore unseen next-door neighbor creates a small masterpiece in the bigger picture. (full review 3/15)

The Gatekeepers (Dror Moreh, 2012). The Oscar-nominated documentary about the Israeli secret service. To which any fervent but open-eyed supporter of Israel’s right to exist can only say, Oh hell. (full review 3/15)

At What a Feeling!, the Eighties reviews continue with Leonard Nimoy’s The Good Mother, a forgotten drama with Diane Keaton and Liam Neeson. There’s a theme developing, see.

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