• Ordinary People

    Ordinary People

    ★★★

    I didn't know what to feel after, which I think is an acceptable reaction with what was presented in those 2 hours. While I halted in putting it on the 'poverty porn' category, I realized later on that it definitely belongs there. I didn't research on where did the director's influence extend, but if it's just to present it for middle-class and upper-class audiences, while ending the act there, then I deem it pointless. It's very hard to judge these…

  • All Too Well: The Short Film

    All Too Well: The Short Film

    ★★★★

    After listening to the 10 version yesterday repeatedly, I thought I got already desensitized. But no. Fuck no.

    Woke up at 8 am anticipating to be immune but I was not. Also, that time jump broke me.

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It was up there. The fighting sequences are unmatched, and it really felt like a martial arts film--very nostalgic actually. While we couldn't have found a better Shang-chi with Simu Liu, Tony Leung's Wenwu was the heart and soul of it and I wouldn't trade his arc for anything else. His demise was poignant and needed as a reminder of the end of their ancestral grief. The real main character is Meng'er Zhang's Xialing, because holy shit, she is the…

  • Coraline

    Coraline

    ★★★½

    I didn't grow up with this film so I can rate it 3.5 stars.

    It was alright now, but eventually, I would've never chose this when I was younger because I get scared easily. But yeah, nice spooky film for the spooky days.

  • Becoming Jane

    Becoming Jane

    As much as I love Anne Hathaway, I think wrong casting choice. Sorry. It gave me a good cry though, hence the half-star.

    James McAvoy though; he'll always have my heart charot

  • Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    ★★★½

    This isn't for a fucking Oscar so manage your expectations 😭 it was cute okay!!!!!

  • Love, Rosie

    Love, Rosie

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I don't know if people realize how heartbreaking this is apart from the consequences of wrong timing in relationships. Because I think it's more than the romance--we have childhoods and its parallelism with the latter generation through Katie and Toby, we have father-daugther dynamics (that absolutely broke my heart more than the romantic parts), and female friendships which I think is the one of the strongest forms of bond known to man (or should I say women).

    It's everything, neatly married in a 1 hour and 30 minute feature.

  • Black Swan

    Black Swan

    one of those films where i end up speechless at the end.

    while I love portman's portrayal of a vanilla, there is something cringey about it that I can't quite point out. but my god, the color story and costume design is superb.

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    I have been putting this off for the longest time because I believed that I was THAT scared of Amy Dunne, and I think watching this would give me nightmares.

    Well, I was a piss and this was the best shit I've seen so far this year. I finally felt the whole atmosphere of the Cool Girl Monologue. I've seen Amy Dunne again from her portrayal of Jane Bennet, the glimmering opposition. Now, to read the book.

  • Loki

    Loki

    I don't know what to say exactly. The first 3 episodes were amazing, but the whole Wizard of Oz storyline is not exactly appealing especially when introducing the perceived new baddie of Phase 4.

    It felt underwhelming and dumb, to say the least. Loki has this fascinating POV but he is only a chess piece in Marvel's plans for the future. I do hope they give justice to the 2nd season.

  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    saks lang. i'm just happy for idris elba.

  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    ★★★★★

    This was a revelation. An epiphany. I couldn't pause to stop to breathe. I guess this is what psychedelics feel like. Wow.