Gabriela

Gabriela

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"Saw Inception. Or at least I dreamt I did."

Writing for Scratch Cinema by day, collecting Blu rays by night

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  • Pieces of a Woman

    Pieces of a Woman

    ★★★

    I’ve gone back and forth deliberating over whether I think this should have been a short or feature. It dragged on at times and very little happened. But even during the quiet moments, Martha’s life was happening. 
    She experienced the silence of a room without a child. The empty looks at a doctor as he asks if you’d like to donate your child’s body for science. 
    She experienced the states and smiles of children that were not hers and the…

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★½

    There's never a bad time to watch Lady Bird.

    Not sure how many viewings I'm at but I know it's a lot. I love movies about places. Love stories to cities and small towns, ones where half of the film consists of landscapes. These kinds of movies are almost like a sub-genre of Romance, the characters or the writer or director falling in or out of love with a location. Think Columbus, Last Black Man in San Francisco, The Florida…

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  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★★★★★

    Before this movie I thought Adam Driver was just a high waisted man with a voice like an earthquake but now I realize he’s a high waisted man with a voice like an earthquake that really deserves an Oscar

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★

    I was the only person in the theater for Uncut Gems which was probably a good thing because I kept fidgeting and moving around. This shit is so goddamn stressful and took at least 5 years off my life