• Blinded by the Light

    Blinded by the Light

    ★★★★★

    Between this and Five Feet Apart, my tear ducts have gotten a full clearing this year. Makes me feel like I’m human to actually cry when I need to, aside from the too many times in real life when I can’t. Thanks, Gurinder, Sarfraz, and Bruce ♥️

  • Bring It On

    Bring It On

    ★★★★★

    To reiterate a point I made on Twitter, Bring It On had more poignance in its assessment of race than Green Book and that is a fact.

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★★

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

    My favourite thing is tracing the turning points of each of the characters, and not just the points, but each of the curves that start at the beginning. It’s never clear the boundaries of each of them and I never want it explained to me.

    The third view I finally (albeit unconsciously) set aside my preferred lens of the love story and diverted attention to Abigail—I could finally see all of her dimensions. None of them are exactly easy to…

  • Must Love Dogs

    Must Love Dogs

    ★★★★½

    An emotional man who likes to talk. This is a mythical figure, Sarah.

    John Cusack, Elizabeth Perkins, Stockard Channing, Dermot Mulroney, Christopher Plummer, and the absolutely fabulous Diane Lane all starred in a romantic comedy together. A must-love movie.

  • White Bird in a Blizzard

    White Bird in a Blizzard

    ★★★★½

    However, contrary to popular belief, dreams don't necessarily mean anything. We all have strange dreams. But in most cases, it's just your brain's way of letting off steam at the end of the day.
    “Oh.”

    When fades to black work, they work. A dreamlike piece that's a commentary on the structure of marriages as much as anything.

  • Totally Fucked Up

    Totally Fucked Up

    ★★★★★

    No, it's not okay.

  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

    Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

    ★★★★★

    One reason why this giddy film works so well is that any self-awareness or reminders that we’re here ten years later are kept to an absolute bare minimum. No one’s winking at the camera or wasting any time cracking jokes that will fade as the film gets older. Everyone’s here to have a good time and you’ll enjoy these ABBA tunes, dammit. If you really looked closely between this film and its predecessor, there are holes where things don’t match…

  • Love, Simon

    Love, Simon

    ★★★★★

    I still have not shared my full thoughts on this particular film, but I did feel the stress in my life invading this specific screening, and I only cried 3-4 times compared to the minimum 6. And I'm crying now.

    I will say that I have a special place in my heart for each of the experiences of seeing this in theaters. I am incredibly grateful for every time I can go.

  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    ★★★★½

    Now that's what I call a montage.

  • The Thrill of It All

    The Thrill of It All

    ★★★★

    If you need a film that wants to be an iconic feminist tale but is restricted by its time period, this is the one.

    Just as you'd suspect, Dr. Boyer suffers from a "small male" complex.

  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    ★★★★★

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

    I'm longing for a deeper conversation between Lee and Randi, but I also encourage the fact that there is no resolution. I just wanted their conversation to continue, because there was no "climactic angry moment™"; it was full of emotions and played out authentically.

    Beautifully developed characters, brilliant execution.

  • Dick

    Dick

    ★★★★★

    One of the greatest political satires of all time.