• Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

    I feel like this wasn't meant to be taken as seriously as everyone is taking it??? this is either a catastrophic misreading of tone/message on my part or it is indeed just a nihilistic comedy about how maybe one day the world will end and there's really very little that we, personally, could do about it and maybe it's just fun and bizarrely cathartic to see how the world as we know it would react? it's definitely at its worst…

  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    I still can’t believe the whole premise of this is that some guy gets jimmy stewart to follow his wife because she’s convinced she’s a ghost and she constructs intricate rituals where she visits graveyards, buys flowers for herself, goes to art galleries, and contemplates throwing herself into the ocean. and jimmy stewart’s like β€œbrrrr! crazy!” as if this isn’t my typical self-care saturday

  • A Face in the Crowd

    A Face in the Crowd

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    favourite mad men companion piece!! favourite sociopath!! favourite piece of america hate!!

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    tick, tick...BOOM!

    β˜…β˜…Β½

    it understands the value of bradley whitford and the experience of crying while watching the american playhouse episode of sunday in the park with george, I’ll give it that at least

  • Mainstream

    Mainstream

    β˜…

    went through the 7 stages of grief when I realized this was a remake of a face in the crowd (1957). can't believe I have to live in a world where nat wolff and walter matthau have somehow played the same character

  • A Streetcar Named Desire

    A Streetcar Named Desire

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    Don't get me wrong, Blanche Dubois is one of the best characters ever written and has some amazing lines, but I've always found the general cultural reverence for her and romanticization of her character to be incredibly disturbing when you consider the fact that "I've got to be good and keep my hands off children" is one of the most chilling lines in the whole play. Everyone in this is so adamantly in denial of the varying range of their…

  • Shall We Dance?

    Shall We Dance?

    β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

    I love love love it when a movie dedicates itself to making a certain space really magical...the dance studio in this is kinda like the playroom in holiday. it's lit so warmly and it seems like this golden speck in a huge world, and all the scenes there feel so much more magical than the office or home ones. I also just love movies populated by weirdos ("lounge lizards and showgirls!"). I think this movie is about being hot and being weird, as all movies should be.

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    final instructions:
    upon my death, I would like harry styles to gently lift my limp head, shoot my last living relative a look of disgust, and say, "she's dead, mate"

  • Ryan's Daughter

    Ryan's Daughter

    β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

    this was really ridiculous and beautiful so obviously I liked it. visually, it's giving if gone to earth was 3+ hours long for some godforsaken reason. thematically, it's fucked -- the village is full of the most horrible people I have ever seen put to film, my god they are all so awful and annoying and there isn't a single redeeming MEMBER OF AN ENTIRE VILLAGE, which is SUCH a weird choice to make. I can't stress how horrible these…

  • The Divorce of Lady X

    The Divorce of Lady X

    β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

    am appalled by the criterion channel's judgemental little blurb for this, where it calls the fact that it was filmed in technicolour "totally unnecessary". excuse you, some of us want to see laurence olivier in colour? some of us think that three-strip technicolor is really pretty? we exist!

  • Nightmare Alley

    Nightmare Alley

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

    god I love old movies that were clearly made for horny people

  • Serendipity

    Serendipity

    β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

    bridget moynahan and eugene levy are always the most reasonable people in whatever movie or show they're in