Daily Archives: May 13, 2018

Lean on Pete (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A boy and the horse

“Lean on Pete” surprised me with its considerable sensitivity and thoughtfulness. Here is a simple but heartfelt character drama which simply goes its own way as wisely avoiding clichés and conventions, and I was both entertained and touched by how … Continue reading

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The Rider (2017) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): The tale of a young rodeo cowboy

“The Rider”, a small independent film which was recently shown at the Jeonju International Film Festival, is a quiet but mesmerizing work of haunting beauty and aching poetry. Calmly and closely looking into a plain young hero and how he … Continue reading

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