Sophie Shin

ratings are based on vibes and vibes only

Favorite films

  • House
  • The Handmaiden
  • The Farewell
  • After Yang

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  • Infinity Pool

    ★★★½

  • Opening Night

    ★★★★

  • Us and Them

    ★★★★½

  • Alien

    ★★★★★

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  • After Yang

    After Yang

    ★★★★★

    this film is packed with so many beautiful bits of dialogue but at one point JTS asks Colin Farrell how his ramen is and he responds with “soothing” and I just really felt that with my whole body and soul

  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★★

    Tbh I blacked out the moment Steven Yeun came on screen with a cowboy hat on

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  • Infinity Pool

    Infinity Pool

    ★★★½

    new list idea: movies that make your nipples hurt

  • Opening Night

    Opening Night

    ★★★★

    Extremely difficult to try and watch this while I worked today — Gena just completely entrances you and it’s nearly impossible to look away. What a legend.

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  • Turning Red

    Turning Red

    ★★★★★

    As a pop-music-obsessed-Asian-weirdo-girl from Toronto, there is literally no universe where this movie doesn't get 5 stars from me. It felt like this movie was made for me and me only. But the beauty of it, is that there's something in it for everyone.

    I can't really explain it, but watching this felt like I was giving 13-year-old Sophie a hug. The power of genuinely supportive friendships. The power your parents' love has over you whether you like it or…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    Ok I’m gonna go for a non-spoiler brain dump. Also I’ll preface that I’m writing this on my subway home from just having watched so I haven’t necessarily let it sink in yet but I’m just excited. 

    - 5 stars is not because I think it was perfect but because it was probably the best experience I’ve ever had watching a movie in a theatre. It was epic in every sense of the word. 
    - Visually overwhelming in the best…