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Tropic Sprockets: Petite Maman

What might it be like to meet your young self? According to “Petite Maman” it is nothing forbidding or sinister, but it just might lead to some heartache.

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Tropic Sprockets: The Duke

Aside from its infectiously engaging story, "The Duke" exposes the gentle magic of the real man named Kempton Bunton, a man who clearly did not see the foreign qualities in others and believed in the secret possibilities of ordinary existence, through writing and literature.

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Tropic Sprockets: Anais in Love

“Anais in Love” highlights the domestic circus that is all possible for us, containing all of its adventure, its fickle caprice and bittersweet moments.

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Tropic Sprockets: Everything Everywhere All at Once

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” is a madcap and vivid film (with echoes of “Brazil”) which offers a dose of quantum physics along with its entertainment.

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Front Row at the Movies: The Northman

Medieval Scandinavian historian Saxo told the legend of Prince Amleth, the son of Horvendill, king of the Jutes. Amleth’s uncle murders his father and marries his mother. Amleth avenges his father by killing his uncle. Sound familiar? As you might expect in this retelling by director Robert Eggers, there are lots of great battle scenes, dark atmosphere, and tension.

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Tropic Sprockets: Great Freedom

“Great Freedom” is humbly authentic. This is one of the most emotive films featuring all men. One gets the full picture of these characters and the actors are a joy to watch.

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Front Row at the Movies: Everything Everywhere All at Once

The new film from the Daniels is loaded with Easter Eggs paying homage to other films (other realities?); however, this wacky mind-bending thrill ride has deeper undertones. Aside from being an absurdist black comedy, it explores the meaning of life and rejects nihilism.

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Tropic Sprockets: The Northman

The inimitable Robert Eggers ("The Witch") is back, and he directs “The Northman” like it is a folk horror film. This is a fast paced and frenetic revenge tale full of supernatural imagery.

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Tropic Sprockets: CODA

The sweet and heartfelt 2022 Oscar-winning Best Picture is fast paced and riveting, full of vitality and an affectionate spirit despite its missteps.

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Tropic Sprockets: Mothering Sunday

Devoted moviegoers have seen this kind of film before from the canon of Merchant Ivory, but it still comforts the eye.

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