• What's Up, Doc?

    What's Up, Doc?

    ★★★★½

    babs is obviously iconic in this film, but honestly ryan o'neal's performance is what really kills me... his comedic timing and deadpan delivery is INCREDIBLE. during this rewatch i was able to appreciate the dialogue so much more and everything he said / every little facial expression he made just took me OUT. completely. THIS performance invented comedy. wow. and the rest of the movie is good too i suppose! 😌

  • What's Up, Doc?

    What's Up, Doc?

    ★★★★½

    finally watched this (on zoom with letterboxd user phnotf who has watched it MANY times) and whew what a film! definitely did not disappoint. WHAT’S UP, DOC? is honestly so chaotic that it’ll take at least one or two rewatches for me to fully catch all the details that i should’ve caught the first time. i loved the chaos but it’s very overwhelming at first! i’m excited to rewatch now that i know what to expect. and when that happens...…

  • The Nest

    The Nest

    ★★★½

    this film had a ton of potential but for me it unfortunately fizzled. carrie coon, however, is so so so good. her performance gave me alma from PHANTOM THREAD vibes in a way that i can't 100% put my finger on. iconic line delivery, incredible poise, and the way she just sits and SMOKES? exquisite. loved watching her and i hope she at the very least gets a best actress nomination at the independent spirit awards so i can vote for her.

  • Ocean's Eleven

    Ocean's Eleven

    ★★★★½

    the first time i watched this, i wasn’t paying enough attention and i wasn’t watching with subtitles so i was ultimately kinda confused about how they pulled off the heist and that’s on ME. i was able to not only understand more this time around, but also appreciate all the iconic oneliners that this film blesses us with. whew! anyway i’d commit several crimes for ocean’s trilogy brad pitt

  • Zootopia

    Zootopia

    ★★★½

    rewatching this almost 5 years since its release is quite a trip! it’s much easier now to see that despite its race metaphors, the film is blatant copaganda

  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer

    ★★★★★

    director bong simply does not miss. i’ve been thinking about how amazed and shocked i was the first time i watched this over a year ago, right before PARASITE was released. i love PARASITE, but SNOWPIERCER is the bong film that has kept me up at night. i know people are split on how they feel about the metaphor, the messaging, the melodrama of it all, etc. that’s their right, i guess! to me, everything about SNOWPIERCER is iconic as…

  • Map of the Soul ON:E - day one

    Map of the Soul ON:E - day one

    ★★★★★

    this is my third time watching this concert (technically my second time watching night 1 and i’ve only seen night 2 once) and i just know i’m going to come back to this over and over. i can’t think of many (or any, honestly) american musicians that are doing it like bts right now. the production value of this virtual concert is just completely ridiculous, and bts’ energy and sheer talent (in vocals, rap, and dance) shine through as they…

  • Bicycle Thieves

    Bicycle Thieves

    ★★★★½

    i first watched BICYCLE THIEVES in my high school italian class when i was 14, and i remember feeling super upset and frustrated with it. it’s a painful film to watch! i rewatched it in a film history class when i was 19 and was able to appreciate it a lot more after learning about italian neorealism as a whole, but still didn’t really like the film. now at the age of 24 i find myself enjoying BICYCLE THIEVES in…

  • Bring the Soul: The Movie

    Bring the Soul: The Movie

    ★★★★½

    just last week, i watched LOVE YOURSELF IN SEOUL, and you may recall my annoyance that there was no proper shot of bts’ body rolls in their performance of “mic drop.” i’m happy to report that BRING THE SOUL shows the body rolls not once but twice, so i feel a lot better now. 

    body rolls aside, this was nice to watch! the doc felt much more raw than the first doc i watched, BURN THE STAGE, and occasionally it…

  • BTS World Tour: Love Yourself in Seoul

    BTS World Tour: Love Yourself in Seoul

    ★★★★½

    i have officially been a bts fan for 2 weeks, please clap. anyway, this was very good! i just think it could've been shot better! you may recall i had a similar complaint about BURN THE STAGE and i think i'm valid. like, when bts performed "mic drop" and started doing body rolls near the end of the song, obviously that's an iconic, well-known moment that viewers at home expect to see with our eyeballs, and in that moment, the…

  • Burn the Stage: The Movie

    Burn the Stage: The Movie

    ★★★★

    i haven't watched a movie for almost two weeks and that's because 1) i've been Going Through It (we're in a pandemic) and 2) i became a bts fan eight entire days ago and that's been taking up a ton of my time!

    i've watched a ton of bts content in the past week, so i think the following opinion is at least somewhat informed. it seems to me that the primary appeal of bts is the perfection and polish…

  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★½

    i first watched IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE six years ago, in my first ever film class, and i had just turned 18. i think i was in a very different place back then, mentally and emotionally, so this rewatch felt like such a new experience. the first half was so exciting for me to watch. the main things i remembered were maggie cheung’s qipaos, obviously, and all those little scenes where she and tony leung walk past each other…