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Colewell (2019)

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In tiny Colewell, Pennsylvania, the residents gather at the post office for mail and gossip, while the days pass quiet and serene. That is until news comes that the office is to close, and beloved clerk Nora (a marvelous Karen Allen) is left to fight for her job and reflect on the choices she has made that kept her in Colewell for so many years. Touching, with a hint of melancholy, Tom Quinn's eloquent film is an ode to small-town life and the quiet emotions that come with nostalgia and memories of the past. Infusing Nora with integrity and grace, Allen captures the intimate and often private struggle that occurs later in life, when unexpected changes occur. Heartened by a great supporting cast including Hannah Gross and Kevin J. O'Connor, Colewell gorgeously captures rural America, while giving space to the beauty of time passing and reflecting on what determines a life well lived.

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Occasionally a tad too reflective, Quinn's pacing and controlled conflict requires an adjustment for viewers, but as "Colewell" sinks in, it reveals itself as the cinematic equivalent of a deep exhale after having attained peace within.

December 5, 2019 | Full Review…

The film's finely crafted serenity is in keeping with its main character's secluded state of affairs, and mind.

April 15, 2019 | Full Review…
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Although Colewell could have benefited from pruning away some of its eccentricities, it pays eloquent tribute to a woman who fights against a life erased.

April 15, 2019 | Full Review…

While it's definitely purely niche in its appeal - it is tranquil, to a fault - but it has an unmistakably cumulative poetic beauty.

December 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Colewell is a movie about reflection and our value to the work and ourselves as we get older. I found it deeply, profoundly and unexpectedly moving.

December 12, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

An elegy to age, rural post-offices and community

December 12, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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