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  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • When Harry Met Sally...
  • Harold and Maude
  • What's Up, Doc?

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  • Princess Cyd

    ★★★

  • In the Heights

    ★★★

  • Shiva Baby

    ★★★★

  • Fargo

    ★★★★★

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  • In the Heights

    In the Heights

    ★★★

    This is a real good time with opulent set pieces and catchy songs, does a great job of making the most of the movie part of movie-musical. Anthony Ramos is a star in the making. I enjoyed this tremendously.

  • Shiva Baby

    Shiva Baby

    ★★★★

    This film does such a good job of establishing every dynamic, even with characters who haven’t yet appeared on-screen, in the first fifteen minutes that it can just spend the rest of the running time enthusiastically stressing you out. Let Emma Seligman make a horror movie.

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  • Fargo

    Fargo

    ★★★★★

    This week my husband and I were talking about whether we thought Burn After Reading was rewatchable, and I said I wasn't so sure because I thought it was a lesser Coens film, and he said well then what's an example of a rewatchable Coens film, and the mere mention of Fargo was enough to make me NEED to rewatch it that day.

  • Dead Pigs

    Dead Pigs

    ★★★★½

    "I am a happy and successful person.... I am not a happy and successful person."

    Absolute stormer of a debut film, though most people will already know Cathy Yan from last year's also excellent Birds of Prey. I found it to be a really moving parable on desperation and acceptance and how our connections help us navigate desperate times. Moving, but not ever preachy, because it's also a lot of fun. It even resists the urge to be tropey by…