Marianna Aloisio-Seale

Marianna Aloisio-Seale

Cinema and Media Studies MA @ UCLA. This is my personal diary of watching and re-watching movies starting at the beginning of 2019.

Favorite films

  • Nashville
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Gold Diggers of 1933
  • The Heartbreak Kid

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  • Benny's Video

  • The Seventh Continent

    ★★★★

  • What Lies Below

    ½

  • Promising Young Woman

    ★★★

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    So unbelievably sad at what Abrahms and Terrio (THE GUY WHO WROTE BATMAN V SUPERMAN AND JUSTICE LEAGUE?!) did with these characters I sincerely came to love. There needs to be a wider conversation about fan service and fan power over media. Sorry to my man Rian Johnson who made a fantastic Star Wars movie and then Disney and co. threw literally all that away. I normally want to see Star Wars films more than once in the theater...this one I don't.

    Also, this was the most explain-y script I've ever encountered for Star Wars.

  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    I didn't want to log this when I originally watched it as I wanted time for the dust to settle. After an initial viewing, I was really taken by what the film IS and especially where the end wanders into. After thinking more, I realized that I still LIKE Promising Young Woman but that doesn't mean I think it's GOOD.

    A lot of the editing and shot composition is really boring! There aren't any strong filmmaking choices in that sense.…