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Me and You and Everyone We Know: Could this movie be any more captivating? I don’t think it could be. From when the father sets his hand on fire to the end, the rising sun, I was completely taken. It’s quiet and gorgeous and fucked up and I love everything about it. So true to life and honest are those dark, disturbing portrays of the children–so filled with need, so wanting love. If you haven’t seen this movie yet, I hope you will see it soon.
L.I.E.: There was some great acting in this film that follows the lives of teenagers living along the Long Island Expressway. Ultimately, though, it was almost unbearably bleak. By the end I was filled with seeping despair and ready to jump onto the expressway from the overpass myself. I don’t know what else to say about it.
The Best of Youth: A lovely, tragic, heartbreaking, heartwarming, and sprawling Italian drama, which follows the lives of two brothers from the 60s to 2000. I yelled at Nicola to kiss Mirella when they are walking together toward the end of the film and when he did, it was so worth it. What a great kiss!