• A Scanner Darkly

    A Scanner Darkly

    I will watch anything for you Keanu and Winona <3 but this really stretched my brain to its limit

  • Psycho II

    Psycho II

    What the heck! The sequel to Psycho that no one asked for is good? The power of Anthony Perkins, I guess! It's also helped along with an interesting setup, a great score, and really cool camera angles and movement. The story got a bit too slow for me in the middle, but Psycho II was a very pleasant surprise.

  • Mamma Mia!

    Mamma Mia!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Finally reached the first Harry Potter movie that I solidly prefer over the book. That's not too surprising to me, because The Half-Blood Prince has definitely been my least favorite book in the series so far.

    The main reason I prefer the movie is because it is able to focus much more on Draco in a way that the book (obviously only showing Harry's POV) cannot. The scenes with Draco in the Room of Requirement/on the Astronomy Tower are some…

  • 13 Going on 30

    13 Going on 30

    A perfect rom-com with perfect writing and perfect casting and a perfect soundtrack yup yup yup!

  • Minari

    Minari

    An incredibly beautiful, special, and touching movie, Minari was everything that I hoped it would be and more. If I wrote a list of my favorite 2020 film performances, every single person in this cast would occupy the top spots. Emile Mosseri's score was incredible (no surprise coming from the person who scored The Last Black Man in San Francisco!). The phenomenal acting, writing, and cinematography result in so many small tender moments that add up to a stunning film. Watch this if you can!!!

  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie

    The Lizzie McGuire Movie

    Hello I dedicate this review to my friends who I love very much and wish I could see in person <3

  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year

    High School Musical 3: Senior Year

    Yes, I DID cry, even though every plot line having to do with college made no sense. Can you blame me? The rendition of We're All in This Together? The multiple Troy and Gabriella duets???

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    It's a beautiful sunny day today, and I felt like watching something old and French and colorful. Enter Jacques Demy! I was in love with this because of the cinematography and color palette from the first few seconds, and surprisingly didn't mind the non-stop singing dialogue. Excited to watch The Young Girls of Rochefort :)

  • A Good Day to Die Hard

    A Good Day to Die Hard

    Pointless, utterly nonsensical, bad acting, waste of space, light years away from the essence of the original Die Hard, terrible attempts at comedy, lazy screenwriting, weirdly reminiscent of Goldeneye, monotonously generic... just an extremely bad movie all around!

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    I never liked this one too much as I always felt there was something confusing or disjointed about it. I understand why now - SO much from the book was condensed or eliminated. The Order of the Phoenix does have its good moments however: Umbridge, Luna, and Bellatrix's perfect casting and the score stand out the most to me.

    Most egregious cuts from the book:
    - Harry's curiosity/anguish over his parents, and his inability to talk to Sirius about it…

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    As much as I've always thought Cedric's death was sad in the movie, reading the book was much more emotional - the entire third act, particularly the reveal of Barty Crouch Jr. and Harry's reaction to Cedric's death was very devastating and frightening. There are so many aspects to this story that I didn't know before, so I can't wait to keep reading!