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  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★½

    June 2018 Scavenger Hunt: "16. A film from the 1930's that was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture but did not win."

  • Coco

    Coco

    ★★★★

    June 2018 Scavenger Hunt: "30. A film from sailordanae's list of Personal Favorites

    Big. fat. baby. tears.

    I actually avoided seeing Coco when it first came out, because my friends who were very into the animation scene told me about the behind the scenes drama-- how Disney had passed on Guillermo del Toro's pitch for The Book of Life, then supposedly saw the success it had and made their own "version"-- which then won the Oscar after BoL was largely…

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  • Looney Tunes: Back in Action

    Looney Tunes: Back in Action

    ★★★

    June 2018 Scavenger Hunt-- "13. A Roger Corman film (either as director or producer)."

    Uh, so, here's the thing, I tried to watch a movie directed by Roger Corman and instead I accidentally watched a Looney Tunes movie in which Roger Corman cameos as a director on the Warner Brothers set and has his movie ruined by Daffy Duck. But uh. It was pretty good!

  • Tangerine

    Tangerine

    ★★★★

    Scavenger Hunt May 2016

    #7: A film starring a transgender actor

    I don't know what I'd been expecting with all the hype I'd heard about this movie, but it wasn't this. I knew about the iPhone shooting, and I knew, vaguely, about the subject matter, but I didn't expect it to be this...frenetic? A lot of LGBTQ cinema is expected to be so somber and serious and sad, and Tangerine definitely circles around some of the themes that would be…