Soula

I like knitting, cats, bernese mountain puppies, and film.

Favorite films

  • Night on Earth
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Casino
  • Blades of Glory

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  • The Card Counter

    ★★★★½

  • Leona

    ★★★★

  • Fox and His Friends

    ★★★★½

  • Boogie Nights

    ★★★★★

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  • The Card Counter

    The Card Counter

    ★★★★½

    So my Paul Schrader obsessed kid convinced me to go see this, and I am very glad I did.

    Compelling story line that left me with questions...is the sheets thing supposed to be evidence of something PTSDish? Why is he so caring and compassionate towards The Kid? Did he really want The Kid to see his mom, pay off his debts and start fresh? Or was there a part of him that knew exactly what The Kid was likely to…

  • Fox and His Friends

    Fox and His Friends

    ★★★★½

    Like Wes Anderson, but more dark and more German.

    I kept thinking...no, Franz can't be that dim...then, yes, he really IS that dim. I get that he is supposed to be a tragic figure, but at the same time he had a certain sass that endeared him to me. I want to be his mommy.

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  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    ★★★½

    Thoroughly enjoyed this. Beautiful animation, very witty repartee amongst the dogs.

    Mayor Kobayashi = Donald Trump with some redeemable qualities (as if...).

    Love lots about Wes Anderson, but dislike the idea of the white American saviour girl. Also problematic is that Japanese culture is more than a bit fetishized, albeit in a very visually appealing way.

  • Nothing to Lose

    Nothing to Lose

    ★★

    No...there IS something to lose- two hours of my life. This movie is objectively bad. Tim Robbins did the best he could with what he had, and Martin Lawrence added comedic credibility. It took me half the movie before I recognized Giancarlo Esposito, so props to him as well.

    So, despite some fine individual performances, this movie is kind of dumb and meh at best.