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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Tootsie
  • Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris
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  • Man of the World

    ★★★

  • Cinderella

    ★★★½

  • Imitation of Life

    ★★★★

  • Imitation of Life

    ★★★★

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  • Cinderella

    Cinderella

    ★★★½

    Film #35 among my 52 Films by Women 2022

    Whoa! Where did all the hate come from for Kay Cannon's updated version of a favorite childhood fable? Let's be honest. The soundtrack is dope. The story twists are innovative. And the acting is okay. So chill people!

    I was enchanted by Camila Cabello in the lead as Ella aka Cinderella. Girl can sing and act and she is oh-so-easy on the eyes. The mice... meh. I get that. But Minnie…

  • Imitation of Life

    Imitation of Life

    ★★★★

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    Part of My Autumn Rewatches 6.2 Challenge
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    Task #2: Rewatch a film from your birth decade.

    For my rewatch of Douglas Sirk's adaptation of Fannie Hurst's 1933 novel, and following up my viewing of John M. Stahl's 1934 original version, I chose to listen to the feature commentary with film historian Foster Hirsch. He was a huge fan of this film, and he gushed about everything from camera angles and color selections to the private lives of the…

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★½

    No hay banda! It's all a tape. Il n'est pas de orquestra. It is... an illusion! ~ Bondar at Club Silencio

    This magnificent movie will mess with your mind. Over a five-hour period on Saturday night, I watched this film carefully, read up about it on the Internet, and watched it again with frequent pauses and rewinds. I know I liked it. I think I get it. But one never knows for sure with David Lynch.

    SPOILER ALERT - SPOILER…

  • The Squid and the Whale

    The Squid and the Whale

    ★★★½

    Dad is a pretentious jerk. Mom is having serial affairs. Little brother is cursing like a sailor, masturbating at every opportunity and smearing his semen on library books. Older brother is plagiarizing Pink Floyd lyrics and passing them off as his own. But hey, it's Brooklyn in the 1980s. The solution, of course, is for the parents to divorce and arrange for joint custody of the kids. Or is it?

    This highly autobiographical family drama from Noah Baumbach is a…