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The Farewell

This “true story based on an actual lie” is a lovely, very personal film written and directed by Chinese-American Lulu Wang. Based on an incident involving her own grandmother, Wang centers the story around a young woman named Billi, played by the fabulously talented Awkwafina (who absolutely stole all her scenes in the hit Crazy …

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Life Itself

Remember when that certain type of commercial first debuted a dozen or so years ago? It would have a thoughtful yet warm voice over, shots of regular people doing regular things. Maybe one was lonely, one was giving birth, one had aching joints, and another had a long shift doing an honest day’s work. But …

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50/50

When you are in your 20s, life should be carefree. You can work at a hip company, where your childhood best friend works in the cubicle next to you. You can be dating a hot girl or guy, where the relationship is still in the sweet, awkward, “Um… I emptied a drawer for you…” phase. …

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