MOVIE OF THE WEEK September 21, 2018: COLETTE

Keira Knightley shines as the star of Wash Westmoreland’s “Colette,” a beautifully realized biopic about the early years of the celebrated French writer. Knightly immerses herself in the role, bringing Colette’s personal struggles — and self-awakening — vividly to life within the lavish Belle Epoche environs established with gorgeous sets, costumes and cimenatography.

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QUINCEANERA – Review by Jennifer Merin

Quinceanera, a small independent film that took several prizes at Sundance, captured a lot of hearts when it was released last year. It’s the story of a girl coming of age in a Los Angeles’ Mexican-American Echo Park neighborhood, a community that observes the tradition of Quinceanera– an elaborately staged celebration marking a Latina girl’s debut into womenhood on her fifteenth birthday.

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