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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

    Q: Why do we love Phantom Thread?

    A) The Music
    B) The Dresses
    C) The Breakfasts
    D) The moment when Reynolds says, "Kiss me, my girl, before I'm sick"
    E) All of the above

    About a quarter of the way through our two leads are eating dinner together and Reynolds gets up from the table and says, "I think it's the expectations and assumptions of others that cause heartache." Of course this is true for any budding romance however, Alma…

  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    ★★★★★

    This has been my favorite film for 5 years now and during those five years I have seen it probably 10 times. Each time when the credits start rolling I immediately want to play it back again and I have to force myself to wait even six months before I watch it again. Ever since my first viewing I have been obsessed with small meaningful relationships bound by time and exterior factors. It became something I wanted for myself and…

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  • Brick

    Brick

    ★★★½

    I’m glad they made sure to explain everything to me at the end. I wasn’t necessarily lost but I also wasn’t invested enough to try to solve the mystery on my own.

  • The Double Life of Véronique

    The Double Life of Véronique

    ★★★★

    I loved everything up until we start getting the creepy phone calls and packages. Maybe something is just going over my head there, but I will admit that all of Weronika’s story and the marionettes show as well are stunning to watch.

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  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★½

    I’m often wrong but I really don’t see what all the fuss is about

  • I May Destroy You

    I May Destroy You

    ★★★★★

    When does someone/something become problematic to the point that they are irredeemable? Who decides if someone is redeemable at all? When has someone seeking redemption done enough? Who decides if they’ve done enough? Can enough ever be done? To what degree can any wrong doing be explained or justified?

    These are just a few of the questions (there are so many more) asked in this miniseries that I could have finished in two days but had to spread out over…