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Recent Hidden Gems, Part 2

By Cecilia Cygnar

Even more "under the radar" films that might have come and gone without notice.

  • The Leisure Seeker

    2018

    Yes, it has a depressing ending, but getting there is a fun, wild ride. Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland are excellent as this aging, sparring couple.

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  • The Party

    2018

    A bit avant-garde, a little wacky, but 100% British! From visionary director Sally Potter, this film has surprises around every corner and a great cast.

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  • Novitiate

    2018

    Melissa Leo shines as a Mother Superior during the days before and after Vatican II changed the Catholic Church and the lives of nuns forever.

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  • Bel Canto

    2018

    Based on an acclaimed novel, Julianne Moore gives a tremendously powerful (and very underrated) performance as a opera singer caught in a political--and literal--firefight.

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  • Back to Burgundy

    2018

    This film will require you to read subtitles unless you speak French, and it's worth it! It is charming, witty, and as comfortable as a glass of wine by the fire.

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  • The Bookshop

    2019

    In 1950s England, a young widow stirs up a small coastal town when she starts a bookshop. Based on a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. Bill Nighy's subtle performance once again proves he is a true gem and one of the most underrated and under-awarded actors of our time.

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  • Boundaries

    2018

    Always good to see Christopher Plummer in a movie...especially one where he plays a cantankerous old geezer who prefers dope to his daughter.

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  • Filmworker

    2018

    In this documentary, actor Leon Vitali, after working for Stanley Kubrick, gave up his acting ambitions to be Kubrick's assistant.

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  • Always at The Carlyle

    2018

    In the iconic and infamous hotel in New York City, the piano bar is almost as famous as the plethora of regular celebrity guests.

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