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Sean Means Movie Reviews for February 6th, 2020

Artsies:

Oscar-nominated Short Films: Documentary – not screened

  • Walk Run Cha-Cha
  • In the Absence
  • Life Overtakes Me
  • Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone
  • St. Louis Superman

Invisible Life – 3 1/2 stars

Rio de Janeiro, 1950. Eurídice, 18, and Guida, 20, are two inseparable sisters living at home with their conservative parents. Although immersed in traditional life, each one nourishes a dream: Eurídice of becoming a renowned pianist, Guida of finding true love. In a dramatic turn, they are separated by their father and forced to live apart. They take control of their separate destinies, while never giving up hope of finding each other. A tropical melodrama from the director of Madame Satã. Read More

Director: Karim Aïnouz

Starring: Julia Stockler, Carol Duarte, Flávia Gusmão

Fartsies:

Birds of Prey – 3 stars

Did you ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? “Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome has no choice but to team up to take Roman down. Read More

Director: Cathy Yan

Starring: Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Next week:

Citizen K

Downhill

Fantasy Island

Incitement

Ordinary Love

The Photograph

Sonic the Hedgehog


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