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  • The Past
  • Bright Star
  • Asako I & II
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  • Little Forest

    ★★★★½

  • Wild Indian

    ★★★

  • The Matrix Reloaded

    ★★★½

  • The Handmaiden

    ★★★★★

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  • Brand New Cherry Flavor

    Brand New Cherry Flavor

    ★★★★

    netflix described this as drag me to hell meets mulholland drive and they were right on the nose about that! extremely unsettling, creepy, nasty, and A SERVE! rosa salazar delivers an iconic horror performance that i hope gains more traction within the next few weeks/months as spooky season is right around the corner lol. not every actor/actress can deliver stellar work in genre based projects yet rosa not only gets it right but understands it too. i think this show will become a yearly rewatch for me.

  • Desert Hearts

    Desert Hearts

    ★★★★★

    “she just reached in and put a string of lights around my heart.” 

    you know a movie is special to me not only when i rave about it on days end but rewatch it within a weeks time. yea this is an all time favorite. it’s so beautiful and tender and everything i’ll ever want from a film that loves its characters through and through. the romance absolutely swept me in and rewatching it again i found myself smiling at…

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  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★½

    i’m literally obsessed with how much of a love letter this is to dario argento/italian horror movies, like it’s so bonkers and ridiculous I HAVE TO STAN! the synopsis is so basic that i truly i thought i was getting another supernatural movie and it turned out to be so much more and i’m happy about that! the score from joseph bishara goes crazy!! it perfectly sets the tone for the film and is so thrilling and captivating i love it. horror maestro james wan does it again!

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    this isn’t a review per se but more of a “journal moment”. it’s been on mind for awhile on how i was going to share this very intimate part of myself with others and i thought why not share that part with this movie of all movies lol but an important one at that. in order to be truthful to others i had to be truthful with myself and i’m here to say that i’m bisexual. it may not be…