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  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    ★★★★★

    A simple tale told boldly. Big, colorful, tragic, and sincere. Is anyone at fault? Or is this just "what happens"? How does love die? Via abandonment? Neglect? Time? An unconventional musical with many big hearts.

  • Shazam!

    Shazam!

    ★★★★

    A delightful film about how superhero movies are supposed to make you feel when you strip back the CGI and the explosions. A film that doesn't take itself too seriously except in the message department. A villain who has been hurt repeatedly. A bit more violent than I first expected, but a tight script and wonderful moments of fun. This film definitely brings fun back to the superhero genre, not brooding and not talking about the fate of the world...explicitly. A film about found family and complex decisions. Worth watching and rewatching.

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  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    ★★★★★

    How do you encapsulate music that permeates your inner intimate spirit and yet connects you with millions of people across the world, in a film? My bias is loud and front and center...this film spoke to me...specifically 10 year old me who was singing and clapping along with the Live Aid crowd from my bedroom in LA. This film was a beautiful reminder of the importance of centering queer superheroes that exist in our popular culture. It also reminded me that I'm pura queen, pura loca, por vida.

  • Crazy Rich Asians

    Crazy Rich Asians

    ★★★★

    My husband watched this on a flight and recommended I watch it. It was a breath of fresh air to watch a large production with all people of color. The Singapore setting is of course lush and beautiful and true to life. And the beginning of the film was delicious to see the look on the hotel employees faces. The regal and always excellent Michelle Yeoh was fabulous throughout. I especially enjoyed how there were moments where the film appeared…