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  • Set It Up

    Set It Up

    ★★★

    This was... inoffensive! And trust me, that is high praise for a rom-com these days.

  • Chavela

    Chavela

    ★★★★

    After watching this documentary, I can safely say that I'm ashamed I didn't know anything about this iconic woman before. For me, a surefire way to determine how successful a documentary about a person can be is when they are able to move you. I felt true emotion not only when I heard her singing -evidently that happens to all of her fans- but I was also moved by Chavela as a person too. I feel like the documentary did…

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  • The Green Ray

    The Green Ray

    ★★★★★

    Yeah, this is an instant favorite. I haven't felt this way while watching a film in years. I had a smile plastered on my face the whole time, simply because I couldn't believe how much this film was getting to me. Marie Rivière just murdered me with her authenticity and vulnerability. One of the most real characters I've seen in film for sure. I can't put down any coherent thoughts now but suffice it so say that this blew me…

  • Private Life

    Private Life

    ★★★★

    Soooo damn enjoyable and well executed. It is just a bit too long, though I was having so much fun with the characters that it hardly mattered. Both leads are terrific and Jenkins's script is a beautiful mixture of humor, pathos and a deep understanding of her characters. Her direction has some truly inspired moments as well, not least of all that stunner of an ending. Here's hoping we see her again soon!