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Review: Taming the Garden

Salomé Jashi’s The Dazzling Light of Sunset (2016) has the habit of meandering through its community portrait, trailing a small TV news station in the Georgian town of Tsalenjikha, whether following the capture of an owl, a local talent show, or the possibility of a stolen council election. Jashi is honest enough to cover moments […]

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Review: Parallel Mothers

If there’s such a thing as an Almodóvarian logic, then it’s best exemplified by the sudden and more than serendipitous reappearance by Leonardo Sbaraglia’s character in Pain and Glory (2019), a former lover of Antonio Banderas’s protagonist, who happens to see a one-man play in which their story is reframed, but not enough for the […]