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  • Being Two Isn't Easy

    Being Two Isn't Easy

    This baby actor is the most adorable baby and a genius to boot. I feel there's some kinship in this film with Koreeda's films, more than Ozu's ever did!

  • Flowing

    Flowing

    The way Mizoguchi, Kawashima and Naruse all made such distinctive films about the pleasure districts/flower and willow world in 1956 alone.

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  • Life Partners

    Life Partners

    I liked this film a lot because it is one of the most accurate depictions of female friendships I have seen on screen. That is a little sad, but that says more about the state of Hollywood and its writers.

    But anyway, written and directed by Susanna Fogel and Joni Lefkowitz, Life Partners is about two best friends, Sasha (Leighton Meester) and Paige (Gillian Jacobs), who are both 29 and navigating their late 20s as best as they can. Leighton…

  • The Sisterhood of Night

    The Sisterhood of Night

    ★★★½

    I thought this movie was really accurate as to the depiction of how teenage girls behave and think and relate to one another, especially in the ways they can love and care for their friends and at the same time hurt and exclude others. It cut so close to home for me because I was every one of the 4 main girls at one point and could relate to all of their experiences.

    The strength in the screenplay is also…