• Being the Ricardos

    Being the Ricardos

    Didn't care too much for this, but it did make me think about how rare physical comedy has become in film and TV, which is a shame because it's so funny. Also interesting, if maybe too brief, discussion regarding the simplistic and somewhat sexist nature of the Lucy character (even though she was beloved both then and now), and how that wasn't necessarily the norm for how women were written in that time in popular media.

    I thought Nicole was very good too!

  • Benedetta

    Benedetta

    ★★★★

    Entertaining and deliciously over the top at points. There's no doubt Benedetta is a messy bitch who loves drama.

    And yet, the film still manages to successfully critique Catholicism, convents, the power plays and ulterior motivations at work in them and the prevailing belief of the era that a woman's body (particularly a Christian woman's) is her enemy. It also serves as an interesting look at the various dynamics of faith. Proof you can have your cake and eat it too!

  • Hawkeye

    Hawkeye

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A little too quirky and cutesy for my taste, but then again I did enjoy it! NY at the holidays is a particular cinematic favorite treat of mine.

    The side characters (Maya and Yelena) made this for me. I can't say I came away with anymore affection for or interest in Hawkeye, but his pairing with Steinfeld was fun. I think the show's biggest failing though is he never in my view appropriately reckons with what he did as the Ronin, how it likely changed him and the damage and pain he caused.

  • C'mon C'mon

    C'mon C'mon

    ★★★

    A very gentle little film.

    (Random & could very much just be me, but I thought LA looked terrible in black and white, especially when compared to NYC & New Orleans?)

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Me trying to explain to my second cousin why Peeta attacked Katniss: He was tortured and brainwashed by the Capital so he wasn't in control.

    Her: Men and their excuses 🙄

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

    ★★★★

    I am once again asking for you to acknowledge that this absolutely slaps both as a solo film and a part of the greater series.

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life

    ★★★★★

    What a lovely film :)

    A simple message really, but one that I think everyone can benefit from being reminded of (at least I certainly could). Maybe we don't all get to travel the world or follow our wildest dreams and career ambitions, but that doesn't mean we still can't make a difference and find happiness right where we are. And caring for others is never a bad idea.

  • The Holiday

    The Holiday

    ★★★★

    To me, you are perfect "The Holiday" (2006) 🥰

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The range Andrew Garfield has displayed in one year between this, Tick Tick Boom & The Eyes of Tammy Faye. That's MY performer of the year!

  • Meet Me in St. Louis

    Meet Me in St. Louis

    ★★★½

    CLANG CLANG CLANG WENT THE TROLLEY

  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    ★★★★½

    Ok they really did the damn thing!

    Everything I love about musicals (and movies) is here.

  • The Alpinist

    The Alpinist

    ★★★★½

    One of those rare films that's not only impressive, moving and beautiful as its own contained piece of art, but also that forces you to confront something within yourself and how you live.