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  • Hoop Dreams

    Hoop Dreams 1994

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Jul, 2016

    This was a fascinating, sometimes heartbreaking, film that really documents how people of color are still viewed as commodities ("meat market") when it comes to sports. You're only as valuable as your talent, and to see how this effects these young men's self-esteem, opportunities and lives is important and difficult. You really love and root for Arthur and William, and you really leave with a terrible taste in your mouth for the basketball system. A must-see.

  • Girlhood

    Girlhood 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 04 Jul, 2016

    I was so smitten with this film. It's visually dazzling, far more daring than my own coming-of-age, heartbreaking but still hopeful. Marieme (alias Vic) is such a complex character, and you find yourself rooting for her no matter the situation. The moments of pure joy captured with her friends - dancing, joking, cuddling - are ones that encapsulate female friendships. Indeed, the female friendships are the most central, important, strong and pure of the film - gorgeous and captivating.

  • Jeff, Who Lives at Home

    Jeff, Who Lives at Home 2011

    ★★★ Added

    Sweet, interesting film that kept me guessing. The ending was a bit over-the-top and the camera work made me nauseous. But, I liked the acting and the complexity of the characters.