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  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    ★★½

    just made me wish i was watching Royal Tenenbaums the whole time

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★

    felt a little bit Much, to the point where all of the impressive stuff started blending together and i couldn’t notice it all. but it has maybe the best mask reveal of the entire series, and mask reveals have always been a highlight for me!

  • The Kissing Booth 2

    The Kissing Booth 2

    ★★

    gives a bad name to gamer girls everywhere

  • Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    ★★★★½

    every single scene is fun. every single one! i can’t believe it!

  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    ★★★½

    it’s kind of unfathomable how much more enjoyable this is than the second and third ones - it’s funny and well paced and exciting and varied and they spend just enough time on the plot (get the suitcase!!) but not so much time that i’m bothered with unnecessary things (the names of the antagonists). 

    knocked for not enough Ving. need somebody to say “i’m getting too old for this shit” before i can rate any of these 4+ stars

  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs

    ★★★½

    i wonder how much of the value of movies we find purely due to projection. tonight i really loved the line “we’re already sick of each other. it’s great.” in an alternate universe, i’m in a completely different relationship, apartment, city, i’m friends with completely different people, my energy has gone to completely different places. what line would i love then? would i feel as good about myself in that world? or, conversely, would i feel as bad?

    i’ve been…

  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer

    ★★★★

    what an absolute brutal watch. the violence is present from minute one and does not quit until the very end. but the world is so interesting!! each train car holds so much character and depth and really fills everything out. it’s my favorite Bong so far. i’m never gonna watch the hbo show. 

    i don’t generally love Chris Evans and that’s no different here, but in this case, it may just be his character. Tilda Swinton hits it out of…

  • Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep

    ★★★★

    specifically the director’s cut. very interesting to watch how bits and pieces from Gerald’s Game and Haunting of Hill House made it into this. Flanagan is an incredibly talented director and finds a way to make every minute of a 3 hour movie feel purposeful, watchable, and meaningful. no comment on the theatrical release

  • Mission: Impossible III

    Mission: Impossible III

    ★★★

    all action all the time, which i find a bit exhausting. i think i just don’t like JJ Abrams

    edit: also worth mentioning that this specific "m:i:III" logo has been burned into my brain for my whole life. i must have watched a lot of tv commercials in 2006

  • Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Breakfast at Tiffany's

    ★★★★½

    “I’d marry you for your money in a minute. Would you marry me for my money?”
    “…In a minute.”
    “I guess it’s pretty lucky neither of us is rich, huh?” 

    this movie feels like magic. it’s cozy and comfortable but deeply critical of people who fear commitment and spends quite a bit of time highlighting the pain cause by cowardice. i’m gonna buy the book and read it because i love it a lot :) here’s more movie quotes :)…

  • Sleepless in Seattle

    Sleepless in Seattle

    ★★★★

    I knew it the first time I touched her. It was like coming home, only to no home I’d ever known.

    i’ve been a touch heartbroken lately, so i’m not sure if this was the movie i NEEDED. but i was surprisingly comforted by the value of impermanent happiness, even if i still don’t (and will never) jive with the idea of love or the people in your life as fate. 

    That’s your problem. You don’t want to be in love, you want to be in love in a movie.

  • Jaws

    Jaws

    ★★★★

    prior to this, my main experience with Jaws was that one scene from Dana Carvey’s The Master of Disguise. i can’t believe i managed to pinpoint that very precise memory in my brain from approx. 13 years ago, but i remember it well. 

    Jaws was a good movie. i got spooked and grossed out at all the right parts. forcibly withheld many Fortnite shark jokes. i’m happy i saw it with my friends