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  • Don't Breathe

    ★★★

  • The Shallows

    ★★★½

  • Goosebumps

    ★★★

  • Midnight Mass

    ★★★★½

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  • Fallen Angels

    Fallen Angels

    ★★★★½

    most of my life i’ve lived in the suburbs, by a lake, full of peaceful mundanity that i was quietly okay with. the city, while not too far away, seemed like a distant dream to me for much of my youth, a weird haze of people with purpose and people without it. something about it was almost unattainable, as if to live there meant success... or something. 

    recently i’ve moved to the city, and i’m suddenly struck with how it…

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    “do all lovers feel they’re inventing something?”

    wow. i have no words for this film. nothing that can do it justice, at least. i’ve written many versions of a review that analyses the work of art that is portrait of a lady on fire, however nothing i wrote felt good enough. i remember reading somewhere that céline sciamma wrote portrait of a lady on fire as a tribute to the female artists of the past. whose work hangs unnamed and…

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  • Goosebumps

    Goosebumps

    ★★★

    Felt like watching some more lighthearted spookiness after my last two heavy watches, and I thought this was pretty fun. It was decent, it genuinely made me laugh, and as an avid Goosebumps reader when I was younger, the nostalgia was everything. Surprised I liked it to be honest, but it was a good time and I enjoyed it for the more playful spooky vibes.

  • Midnight Mass

    Midnight Mass

    ★★★★½

    Midnight Mass is brutally terrifying and emotional. Mike Flanagan has once again directed an absolutely soul destroying story for me, and further cements himself as one of my favourite horror directors working today. Given, I’ve only seen the three limited series he has directed for Netflix, but each of them have served a different kind of cathartic emotional cleansing for me. With Hill House, it was the dynamics of a broken family, with Bly Manor, it was the beautiful story of…

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