‘Puzzle’ puts all the right pieces together

Maria Onetto and Arturo Goetz put the pieces together in 'Puzzle'
Maria Onetto and Arturo Goetz put the pieces together in ‘Puzzle’

[rating=4]Starring: Maria Onetto, Gabriel Goity and Arturo Goetz
Director(s): Natalia Smirnoff
Writer(s): Natalia Smirnoff

In the opening scene of Puzzle, Maria, the perfectly-cast Maria Onetto, a middle-aged housewife, kneads bread, prepares lunch, and decorates a birthday cake. Her own birthday cake.

During her own birthday party she waits on her family and friends, without a break, while her husband and sons relax, setting the tone for the entire movie.

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‘Every Little Step’ documentary has two left feet

Chorus Line dreams come true in 'Every Little Step'
Chorus Line dreams come true in ‘Every Little Step’

[rating=2]Starring: Kelly Bishop, Candy Ann Brown, Natascia Diaz
Director(s): Adam Del Deo, James D. Stern

I really wanted Every Little Step, a documentary about the creation of the musical, A Chorus Line, and its recent Broadway revival, to be a “singular sensation.”

Unfortunately, while it was a frothy concoction of a movie that spoke to my inner high school drama geek, it just never quite earned a standing ovation.

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