Alice Romano

Alice Romano

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I've got a to-do list here that's longer than a fucking Leonard Cohen song.

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  • Thelma & Louise

    Thelma & Louise

    ★★★★★

    "Something's crossed over in me and I can't go back. I couldn't live."

    I have very rarely felt such a strong adrenaline rush while watching a film. It felt so liberating and empowering to see women rebel against the abuse perpetrated by men. This film to me represents the breaking point, the moment in a woman's life when she realizes how much she's suffered because of the patriarchal society and decides she won't take it any more, no matter the…

  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★★★

    When I finished watching Boyhood, I was a little unconvinced and unsatisfied. I thought it was a fine film, a very ambitious project and a very interesting one to watch, but I felt that it hadn't really said anything to me. I thought maybe that was the point of the film, which was original in itself, but it still didn't really convince me. After some reflection time, going over some of the dialogues, I went one step further. By apparently…

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  • Rocketman

    Rocketman

    ★★★★★

    I knew it was going to be great from the first moment Taron Egerton appeared on screen and curved his upper lip in the classic Elton John manner. He didn't just act the part, he transformed into Elton John in a way that I didn't think was possible for anyone. I felt so much joy while watching this. I know it's not a perfect film and it has many inaccuracies, but I don't really care. Personally I think biopics are…

  • Mank

    Mank

    ★★★★★

    I often use the joke "this is better than Citizen Kane" when I watch shitty Hallmark Christmas movies, but this time, funnily enough, it is no longer a joke. What a film. With a couple of notable exceptions, I love Fincher's work, but this might be his best film to date. I was really curious when this was announced, as it seemed so different from anything he had done before, and the result is so much better than anything I…