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    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Scavenger Hunt Dec 2023 #1: Watch a movie with an actor from The Walking Dead

    "They need to see me succeed at something for once."
    "For what? Isn't it more important for them to see us together?"
    "You go ahead and do what you want. Even if I fail, I have to finish what I started."

    My grandmother, who I call Bà Nội and not Halmeoni, just turned 87 years old. Until a few months ago, the most I had…

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind


    "This is it, Joel. It's going to be gone soon."
    "I know."
    "What do we do?"
    "Enjoy it."

    I had a friend. This was (and, I'm sure, still is) her favorite movie. Once, a few years ago now, we watched it together over a shitty Discord call and stream. I hated it, intensely so, because I knew there was something then that I didn't understand. The scenes I had just watched were just frames of memory and faces devoid of…

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  • The Lighthouse

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  • Triangle of Sadness

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    Scavenger Hunt Dec 2023 #2: Watch a movie that's a part of the Criterion Collection

    "Okay. A classic. 'The most powerful single force in the world today is man's eternal desire to be free and independent.' Kennedy."

    So this movie is absolutely insane, I was not expecting it to take the turns that it did. It makes me want to stop reading movie synopses and just watch, because that's what I did here, and it totally paid off.


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