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  • Dumplin'

    Dumplin'

    ★★★★

    Brb, downloading a lot of Dolly Parton after this one

  • The Love Witch

    The Love Witch

    ★★★★½

    Anna Biller sets out to recreate the best parts of Hollywood melodrama and camp, and she gets it completely right. The lush costuming, set design, and makeup all add to the feel of the film -- that is to say charming and yet unsettling too.

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  • Selena

    Selena

    ★★★★½

    Growing up in a Mexican-American household in the early to mid nineties, Selena Quintanilla was a familiar name. Before I remember learning about Madonna or Elvis, I remember sitting in my grandma's car, listening to "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" and singing along. So, naturally, this movie was kind of a staple of my childhood. Although it had been years since I last saw it, I felt like it was only fitting to revisit Selena on the 19th anniversary of her…

  • Happiness

    Happiness

    ★★★★½

    My second Agnés Varda film, but certainly not the last I'll be checking out! The cheery color palette and swelling Mozart score underscore an ultimately destructive situation. It's biting, gorgeous, and has style to match. Jean-Luc Godard whom????