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  • Kiki's Delivery Service

    Kiki's Delivery Service

    ★★★★½

    who knew you just needed a little bit of life to put an end to a bad day?

    i’ve been a little down in the dumps recently for some reason — mainly due to sorts of school stress and insecurity and yadda yadda. a part of me just sorta shoved movies and everything aside for a hot second because i almost felt lost within myself, as if i couldn’t find what i deserves and didn’t deserve.

    let’s just say that…

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro

    ★★★★

    this was honestly such a cute movie. i remember seeing a review about this movie from the nostalgia critic, who just so happens to be one of my favorite film critics (particularly in childhood films/animated films) — i feel like he sums up my feelings about this movie almost perfectly.

    the animation is absolutely spectacular. it’s simple, sweet, yet with such contrast; not to the point where it’s too much though. the characters are lovable, adorable, and very realistic —…

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  • Come and See

    Come and See

    ★★★★★

    the 1986 academy award winner for best actor in a leading role went to, of course, william hurt for his role in kiss of the spider woman, which wasn’t a big surprise — at least in my opinion. that role was fantastic.

    however — if it were possible, just possible, for aleksei kravchenko to win that award and not be completely ignored by the academy, he would’ve won in a heartbeat. at only 16, he easily gave one of the…

  • Amadeus

    Amadeus

    ★★★★★

    holy shit.

    i had been wanting to watch this movie for the LONGEST time — something about it was just practically screeching out to me and begging me to give it a good viewing. i had seen multiple recommendations about watching the hard to find, original theatrical release rather than the director’s cut (which i plan to watch soon), and i thankfully ended up finding the original at a local cd shop. 

    the moment i pressed play, i was hooked.…