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  • All That Jazz

    All That Jazz

    ★★★★½

    “Do you believe in love?”
    “I believe in saying I love you.”

    When I was seventeen and still working as an actor I starred opposite a twenty-six-year-old who offered me cocaine every night, over the month-and-a-half run of the play we were premiering, to help me warm up. Drugs, uppers especially, had become a routine part of the job; I was fifteen the first time a representative from my agency suggested I take something to help keep my energy high…

  • Before Sunrise

    Before Sunrise

    ★★★★★

    Finally watched on its 26th anniversary after having it recommended multiple times by my dear friends Nate and Frankie. Can’t believe it took me this long. Wow.

    I won’t go into too much detail about how personal this felt to me, but I will say I had a night like Jesse and Céline’s. I was abroad, alone, for a few weeks. There was a man, with slightly better facial hair, who I wandered around a foreign city with and talked to until the morning.…

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  • Nobody

    Nobody

    ★★★★

    better than john wick because no dogs had to die!

  • Much Ado About Nothing

    Much Ado About Nothing

    ★★★

    as of this week I’ve been ghosted twice by an actor who I (ironically) met while he was playing Benedick, and both of those let downs were more enjoyable than listening to Keanu Reeves recite Shakespeare

    while I can appreciate the dreamy melodrama, something didn’t quite work for me? don’t get me wrong, I’ve studied the source material and enjoy the play to an extent, but a lot of the comedic subtleties felt undercut by line delivery that didn’t acknowledge…

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  • Stargirl

    Stargirl

    ★½

    Leo: I-

    Stargirl: 𝐼𝓃 𝒸𝒶𝓈𝑒 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝒽𝒶𝓋𝑒𝓃’𝓉 𝓃𝑜𝓉𝒾𝒸𝑒𝒹, 𝐼'𝓂 𝓌𝑒𝒾𝓇𝒹. 𝐼’𝓂 𝒶 𝓌𝑒𝒾𝓇𝒹𝑜. 𝐼 𝒹𝑜𝓃'𝓉 𝒻𝒾𝓉 𝒾𝓃. 𝒜𝓃𝒹 𝐼 𝒹𝑜𝓃'𝓉 𝓌𝒶𝓃𝓉 𝓉𝑜 𝒻𝒾𝓉 𝒾𝓃. 𝐻𝒶𝓋𝑒 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝑒𝓋𝑒𝓇 𝓈𝑒𝑒𝓃 𝓂𝑒 𝓌𝒾𝓉𝒽𝑜𝓊𝓉 𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓈 𝓈𝓉𝓊𝓅𝒾𝒹 𝓊𝓀𝓊𝓁𝑒𝓁𝑒? 𝒯𝒽𝒶𝓉'𝓈 𝓌𝑒𝒾𝓇𝒹.

  • Run

    Run

    ★★★★

    for the love of god can someone please give Sarah Paulson an Oscar before she goes too method