Auntie Mame
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“Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death.”

Rosalind Russell is the larger-than-life Mame, a quirky socialite who becomes the guardian of her young nephew at the outset of the Depression. Based on a memoir, Mame shows us how to embrace what makes us most ourselves. The sets are gorgeous, and Mame’s ridiculous costumes are stunning and inspirational.

It’s no understatement to say she’s a role model of mine.

Heist is a noir-inspired caper flick from the master of modern dialogue, David Mamet. Everyone in this film is so tight, and if you think Danny DeVito can only do comedy, think again.

While the story itself is languidly paced, it’s still a thrill because it’s focused on the characters, their interactions, and motivations. The typical measured Mamet style always plays well to seedy underbellies, and it’s no different here.

— April Taie, Queen of the Nerds, Girl Friday,

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