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  • The Amazing Catfish

    The Amazing Catfish

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    Incredible, heart-wrenching film about the family you choose. Every character is whole, and every moment is understated. I picked this because of the poster, which gives off major Little Miss Sunshine vibes. I was glad to see that this film has its own voice. The writing feels personal and intimate, making the family drama "cliche" feel fresh. I was impressed when I learned that this is Claudia Sainte-Luce's debut. Her films definitely deserve more love.

    This Mexican film marks the end of my March Around the World challenge. I can't believe I actually completed it and added five female-directed bonuses. I had a great time.

  • The Breaker Upperers

    The Breaker Upperers

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    A lighthearted movie about two women who are in the business of breaking up with your partner for you.Β Intriguing premise, but uneven execution. It felt like a minor Bridesmaids (i.e. has funny improv moments, focused on female friendship). It started strong but I didn't care in the end. However, the karaoke sequence made me laugh so much I had to replay it twice.

    March Around the World Bonus: New Zealand

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  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

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    The best scene summarized:
    .44 Magnum - a beauty, for killing elephants
    .38 snub-nose - beautiful little gun, a fine gun
    Colt .25 automatic - nice little gun, beautiful little gun
    380 Walther - nice gun, beautiful little gun, a little honey
    How about - crystal meth, nitrous oxide, a brand new Cadillac with the pink slip

    A bartender once told me "he doesn't respect you" and asked me out. We saw a bad movie and our last date was…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

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    The best thing about this is the subtle likening of Old Hollywood to an idealized relationship. It's nostalgia for something that wasn't real, and that's why it's heartbreaking.