The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)

SARA COLANGELO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2018.  Pie Films, Farcaster Films, Imagination Park Entertainment, Liner Films, Manhattan Productions, Maven Pictures, PaperChase Films, Pia Pressure, Piapressure, Studio Mao.  Screenplay by Sara Colangelo, based on a screenplay by Nadav Lapid.  Cinematography by Pepe Avila del Pino.  Produced by Maggie Gyllenhaal, Osnat Handelsman-Keren, Talia Kleinhendler, Celine Rattray, Trudie Styler.  Music…

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Wiener-Dog

BB.5 (out of 5) Todd Solondz once again takes a central character on a stroll through a set of discrete narratives, but this time instead of the young woman of constantly shifting identity (Palindromes), the narrative through-line is the titular canine.  This sweet-faced, companionable pup finds his way into the lives of a number of troubled and conflicted…

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Midnight’s Children

BB.5 (out of 5) The best example of the danger in having a successful author adapt their own work, as Salman Rushdie brings his novel to the big screen without managing to make  its narrative fit a cinematic mold (or create a new one).  It’s a rambling mess about generations of a family in early…

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