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  • Akeelah and the Bee
  • In Her Shoes
  • The Joy Luck Club
  • Love & Basketball

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  • The Kindergarten Teacher

    ★★★★½

  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    ★★★★

  • Prey

    ★★★½

  • 13 Going on 30

    ★★★★

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  • The Kindergarten Teacher

    The Kindergarten Teacher

    ★★★★½

    It’s criminal how underrated and under seen The Kindergarten Teacher is, and Maggie Gyllenhaal gives an amazing and nuanced performance in such a complex role. You’d also never guess how tense and uncomfortable this film can get from the unassuming opening scenes.

  • 13 Going on 30

    13 Going on 30

    ★★★★

    This is one of my favorites that I can rewatch over and over again, and Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, and Judy Greer have never been better. What’s not to love? 🥹

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  • Rat Race

    Rat Race

    ★★★★

    So many iconic moments:

    YOU SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT A SQUIRREL.
    Barbie museum
    Nazi speech
    Amy Smart's helicopter rage
    Gloria Allred???
    Prairie dogging
    Busload of Lucys
    Monster truck of death
    Smash Mouth

    Why isn't Rat Race revered more? The ensemble cast is perfect (Whoopi Goldberg and Lanei Chapman are my favorite contestants), and I love how far Jerry Zucker is willing to go for a single joke, not in terms of offensiveness but big set pieces (re: Monster truck of death,…

  • WandaVision

    WandaVision

    ★★★★

    For 7 of its 9-episode season, WandaVision is easily the most creative and narratively exciting thing Marvel has done since Black Panther. The way the show explores grief in a sitcom backdrop is ingenious and compelling to me, and for the first time, we finally get a good sense of Wanda and Vision's relationship, something that was severely lacking from the MCU movies. It's unfortunate, then, that the last two episodes veer into more pedestrian and predictable territory, climaxing in…