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  • One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    ★★★★½

    friendship informs identity which informs friendship. it's cyclical –– gaining a friend feels like gaining a piece of yourself you didn't know you were missing, and losing a friend feels like losing that piece.

    over the course of 14 years, close friends Suzanne and Pomme feel separated from themselves when separated from each other. i kept being reminded of this quote from Elaine May's Mikey and Nicky:

     "I think that's the reason we're such good friends. Because we remember each…

  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★½

    if i walked into a theater in 1982 and they played this shit i would send john carpenter a thank you card with my therapy bills enclosed

  • Scoob!

    Scoob!

    ★½

    correctly guessed that a character would dab 😔

  • War of the Worlds

    War of the Worlds

    ★★★

    so close to being “pretty good!” this was one of the first sci-fi horrors i was ever allowed to watch and as a 10 year old with a panic disorder i loved it — it really hit home to see a girl my age struggling with the same thing. 

    i do maintain that the first half is as good as i remember, but around the midpoint the story slows way tf down and it dissolves into some Casual Propaganda. clearly…

  • Shallow Grave

    Shallow Grave

    ★★★★

    admire how successful this is at being so many different movies at once:
    ~a paranoid parable about how quickly distrust can unravel the closest-knit friendships 

    ~a lyrically edited and claustrophobic crime story that knows exactly who/what to focus on in order to stay engaging (the protagonists’ turmoil and NOT the detectives’ investigation ... who CARES about procedurals! not danny boyle thank GOD)

    ~an elusive fantasy about being twenty-something and able to afford living in a huge beautiful apartment in the city with your roommate ewan mcgregor whom you just performed one of the all-time intimate acts with: corpse burial 

  • We Are Your Friends

    We Are Your Friends

    ★★½

    magic mike for DJs..... call that magic MIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😝😝😝

  • Ball of Fire

    Ball of Fire

    ★★★★

    a republican professor and a bad boy mob boss engaging in fisticuffs for the love of a woman? ok BRIDGET JONES

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    ★★★★½

    had previously only seen the climactic five-tone scene on a sleepover in 4th grade when we were surfing for scary movies. friend said "BORING!" and changed the channel. adult me does not think "BORING!" she thinks "BALABAN!"

    here is what she also thinks: WOW!!!!!!!!!!! some of the most beautiful cinematography and visual effects of the sci-fi genre –– vivid bursts of cosmic color instead of sterile chrome. a simultaneously condemning and sympathetic portrait of obsession. the elastic tone effortlessly mutates from…

  • Bunny Lake Is Missing

    Bunny Lake Is Missing

    ★★★★½

    historically, so-called “hysterical” women have been subjected to institutionalization, lobotomies, and forced sterilization — this subtextual threat looms over our heroine annie lake’s head like miasma. horror is derived from the all-too familiar dread of not being believed.

    sorta feels like a precursor to Rosemary’s Baby (the novel was published just 2 years after this film‘s release), and definitely feels emblematic of the second-wave feminism that arose in the 60s. can’t believe i hadn’t heard of it until demi suggested we watch it! #BelieveWomen (and #BelieveDemi) canon!

  • Normal People

    Normal People

    ★★★½

    i don’t have anything to say because mitski already said it:

    🎶what do you do with a loving feeling
    if the loving feeling makes you all alone? what do you do with a loving feeling
    if they only love you when you’re all alone?

    holding hands under a table
    meeting up in your bedroom 
    making love to other people
    telling each other “it’s all good!” 

    kisses like pink cotton candy
    talking to everyone but me
    i’m staying out late just…

  • Inception

    Inception

    finally watched inception the way christopher nolan intended for it to be seen: only the first 10 minutes and on the big screen in fortnite 😌

  • Broken English

    Broken English

    ★★½

    -i’m at the cassavetes picture
    -i’m at the parker posey picture
    -i’m at the combination cassavetes/parker posey picture