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Favorite films

  • At Land
  • Melancholia
  • The Wailing
  • The Royal Tenenbaums

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  • Someone Great

    ★★★½

  • Bones and All

    ★★★★

  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

    ★★★½

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    ★★★

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  • The Menu

    The Menu

    ★★

    The most insulting thing you can do as a filmmaker is undermine your audience’s intelligence. The Menu manages to do just this, ambitiously attempting to make some profound commentary on social stratifications, but instead ending up as a pseudo-intellectual mess that is wildly unsure of its own purpose.

    The film lazily throws in sociopolitical themes while failing to actually add anything of value to these already-talked about issues. The main problem with The Menu is that it awkwardly consists of…

  • Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

    Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

    ★★★★

    I’m so biased because I got to talk to him afterwards (most down to earth person in Hollywood) but this is truly a great twist on a classic, well-known tale. Taking place during WWII, it explores the adventure of Pinocchio in Italy under the Italian Fascist regime. Don’t be fooled by its PG-rating. It’s not afraid to explore mature themes such as death, the temporariness of life, and the brutality of war from the perspective of innocence and youth. Visually,…

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  • Someone Great

    Someone Great

    ★★★½

    1. i also have neon pink lighting in my bathroom 
    2. who gave them access to my spotify playlist 
    3. this intensified my crush on lakeith stanfield oh my god

  • Bones and All

    Bones and All

    ★★★★

    i need to know who let this font choice slide

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  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    ★★★★½

    Who allowed Wes Anderson to create the Needle in the Hay scene oh my god

  • Se7en

    Se7en

    ★★★

    i could've written this screenplay in my sixth grade diary after going to my catholic religious studies class

    extra half-star for nine inch nails song