dreamshirl has written 11 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ during 2017.

  • Spirited Away

    Spirited Away

    ★★★★★

    if hayao miyazaki is back on his bullshit then so am i 😔

  • Spirited Away

    Spirited Away

    ★★★★★

    Fuck i love this movie so much my heart hurts

  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★★

    this movie invented moods............especially the big ones

  • Chicago

    Chicago

    ★★★★★

    PLAY CELL BLOCK TANGO AT MY FUNERAL!!!!!

  • The Handmaiden

    The Handmaiden

    ★★★★★

    sook-hee literally beheading the snake is the single greatest moment of modern cinema

  • Pan's Labyrinth

    Pan's Labyrinth

    ★★★★★

    i am..shaken to my core. i love movies!!!! i love them so much.

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★★

    uh i really dont think i knew true emotion until i watched this movie.

    from the first slow pan to the last, you feel yourself being transformed. the sheer emotionality of it. the huge, simple scale. arrival conveys the crux of humanity so stunningly it hits you like a ton of bricks throughout the film.

    and! the filmmakers really allow you to parse through the information they give you on your own, let it sit in your belly as you…

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★★

    they did THAT

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★★

    the best (of the most excellent, effective, or desirable type or quality) movie (a story or event recorded by a camera as a set of moving images and shown in a theater or on television; a motion picture) i have ever watched with my own two eyes

  • American Honey

    American Honey

    ★★★★★

    god when she stood up in the convertible and the first few chords of mazzy star's fade into you started playing and the sky was so blue and alive and you could feel your soul acscending through the fucking roof....now that is A Film

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    ★★★★★

    the sheer emotionality of this movie really just goes at you in the small, subtle moments. it's shot and lit so gorgeously. it makes you laugh even when you're crying out of every orifice in your body. it's about navigating life and identity when you don't feel quite so alive at all.


    also can you believe oscar isaac LITERALLY invented folk music and acting and cat-wrangling