Alyssa

Alyssa

Favorite films

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • Coraline
  • The Lion King
  • La La Land

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  • Big Shark

  • American Fiction

    ★★★

  • All of Us Strangers

    ★★★½

  • The Iron Claw

    ★★★★

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  • Priscilla

    Priscilla

    ★★★★

    A really effective and brutally honest portrayal of the famous love story between Elvis and Priscilla. Sofia Coppola truly removes the rose coloured glasses here and explores a complicated relationship that seemed perfect on the exterior, but really wasn’t. 

    I find it so fascinating how this film essentially tells the same story as Baz Luhrman’s Elvis, yet with the perspective completely flipped, it feels like an entirely different narrative. It has a bleak, almost subdued feel to it, really ripping…

  • The Holdovers

    The Holdovers

    ★★★★½

    Absolutely fantastic! The Holdovers is a very simple film and story, but there’s just something about it that gets you from the very beginning. From the ‘70s technical aesthetic to the snowy scenery, there’s something very comforting about it all, despite these characters being much more complex and having deeper issues in their lives.

    The writing is excellent and elevates this from good to really great, and the three central performances and characters are the absolute highlight. Paul Giamatti is…

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  • Moonage Daydream

    Moonage Daydream

    ★★★★★

    Not just a movie, but an EXPERIENCE. Moonage Daydream totally redefines what a music documentary can be. This is so different from anything from the genre I’ve seen - rather than a linear journey with archival footage or interviews from an musician’s career, it’s a collection of moments, images, sounds, art and culture all connected to Bowie and who he was as an artist. We are taken directly into the odyssey that is Bowie’s mind in a unique and cinematic sensory experience. I’m not sure if it would have the exact same impact at home, but this was insane in IMAX. Completely blown away.

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★½

    Knives Out definitely lives up to the hype! Not only is it super fun, entertaining, and has an out of this world cast, but it’s a fresh take on the murder mystery genre too. 

    Rian Johnson has done something pretty special here. He’s taken the murder mystery genre, which has been done to death and can sometimes get a little predictable, and infused it with new DNA. I haven’t seen a film of the genre like this one. Johnson cleverly…