Tree Palmedo

Tree Palmedo

musician by trade

but i’d rather be at the movies

logging every film I’ve watched since the start of the pandemic

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  • The Half of It

    The Half of It

    ★★★½

    A nice trope-twister of a teen film with very likeable leads, a lot of references to films i’d like to see, and lovely shots of the Pacific Northwest. Not everything adds up but the air of anguished romance is so palpable it’s hard to care too much. I am a little sad that Paul’s storyline got a little short-changed in the end though. He was a nice sausage man.

  • Out of Sight

    Out of Sight

    ★★★★

    Fun to see the seeds of what was to come later from Clooney and Soderbergh. Though it shares the same breeziness as the oceans saga, this film sets itself apart with bits of shocking violence, slightly more overt sexiness, and a truly soulful JLo performance that humanizes the movie and provides a nice foil to Clooney’s roguishness. And quite a parade of “they’re in this movie?”s

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  • A Matter of Life and Death

    A Matter of Life and Death

    ★★★½

    a wild film with so many ideas. i'm floored that this was made before 1950, and also that two modern films i love (captain america and soul) borrow from it. while hollywood at the time had the capacity for powerful psychological drama and visual spectacle, i'm highly doubtful that this could've been made in the american studio system. the bureaucracy of heaven is delightful (foreshadowing many films to come), and the final courtroom scene, while all over the place, has…

  • The Queen's Gambit

    The Queen's Gambit

    ★★★½

    I would not complain if Netflix never made a show longer than this. I don’t feel amazing after mainlining the whole thing in two evenings but at least I only needed two evenings. It also helps that it’s almost constantly stylish, intense, and good. Somehow hits all the standard beats but never quite feels predictable. Almost like... a chess match?