The annual Yard Clean Up Geraldton is a great opportunity for Greenstone residents to dispose of larger, oversized items that can’t be collected on regular garbage days. Residents are encouraged to place their items at the curb by 7 a.m. on their regular waste collection day. During these weeks, landfill tipping fees applicable to residential waste will be waived at Beardmore, Longlac and Nakina landfill sites. However, residents should keep in mind that recycling facilities may not accept items such as refrigerator appliances with Freon tags. For more details, please visit your ward office or contact your local Greenstone ward.
Schrader, writer and director of all three films, has long had a fascination with beauty in isolation. From the radiant sets placed in the center of a dark room in Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters to the awe-inducing close-ups of flowers in Master Gardener, he has often focused on the beauty of nature and the way it magnetizes our attention and affection even as we try to distance ourselves from it.
But while the film features beautiful images of a blooming garden and its surrounding flora, it’s hard to see how this film fits into his loose trilogy of loneliness, forgiveness, and redemption. Master Gardener looks to be another entry in that category, but its attempts to rouse the audience feel more like an idee fixe than a genuine effort at conviction.
While the film does a great job of capturing Narvel’s sense of purpose and the emptiness that lies beneath his stoicism, it lacks the weight of its predecessors to make this a film about something more than just a gardener’s personal growth. In many ways, it feels like a missed opportunity to examine the complex dynamics between a solitary man and the female figure who pulls him out of his shell.