Jayla

Writer | NYU Tisch 2024

2017 was the best year for movies and you can quote me on that

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  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    ★★

    Boring :/ and what was the through line? That love is all we need? But that can't be, it told us that's not true itself. Just... ugh.

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★½

    Guys... no like seriously... guys... like really? Like forreal? It's coming up on 7 years now, we don't have lie anymore, we can be honest. I'll start, I'll make sure you understand this is a safe space. 

    I did not understand the beginning. I did not understand what they were fighting for, what exactly the issue with the earth was, why did it HAVE to be Cooper, why did it HAVE to be Murphy aside from the fact that it…

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

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

    I kind of resent this notion that the film is about the idea of the "obsessed artist." I had this thought after seeing the title of this video essay about Whiplash and Black Swan, but while doing this rewatch it's becoming painfully obvious that this isn't exactly a great interpretation of the film. I think that the "obsessed artist" is a real concept and can be applied to this film but it's a little shallow. What's really going on here is…

  • The Making of Dog Day Afternoon

    The Making of Dog Day Afternoon

    Me: Oh man, this is really interesting
    The producer: The gay characters in our movie are not freaks
    Me: ...okay...anyways, this is so informative-
    The producer: Our gay characters were normal human beings
    Me: ...
    The producer: Not freaks! Normal people!