MORE THAN EVER – Review by Nadine Whitney

More Than Ever is suffused with both romance and melancholy, yet it never becomes a melodrama. Through the extraordinary performances of Vicki Krieps and Gaspard Ulliel (whose own untimely death overhangs the film), the audience is asked to empathize but not judge. Atef’s work is heartbreaking but clear eyed. It is brimming with intimacy and loss. What do the dying owe the living? Director Emily Atef answers with one word: honesty.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK September 18, 2020: SIBYL

The line between life and art becomes very blurred in Sibyl, French feminist filmmaker Justine Triet’s intimate, ethically complex drama about the titular Sibyl (Virginie Efira), an emotionally fragile psychotherapist who finds inspiration for her novel in her patient’s complicated life. But can she deal with her own insecurities and past entanglements?

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SIBYL – Review by Loren King

Sibyl deftly balances romantic thriller and delicious drama with comic overtones about movie making. It’s one of the best on this rich subject since Truffaut’s classic Day For Night. Sibyl is a smart, surprising and sophisticated movie for adults, a refreshing reprieve from low bar moviemaking.

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