Victoria Stuewe

Victoria Stuewe

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cinema keeps me sane
entertainment journalism '20 / emerson college
hopefully a masters one day?

Favorite films

  • Sunset Boulevard
  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • Naked
  • Ikiru

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  • The Souvenir: Part II

  • The Souvenir

    ★★★★½

  • Drive My Car

  • Station Eleven

    ★★★★★

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  • Station Eleven

    Station Eleven

    ★★★★★

    I'm a fucking mess.

    I read Station Eleven years ago, back when I was in high school. I don't remember much about it, but I know it was recommended by a family friend and I read it much faster than I thought. It was a slow-burn type of book. Not much happened, but I mostly remembered it BECAUSE of that. I remembered it was a post-apocalyptic book about a traveling acting company and I vaguely remembered the characters (a LOT…

  • Kes

    Kes

    ★★★★½

    This has definitely been mentioned before, but Kes would make a great double feature with The 400 Blows. They came out ten years apart, but I couldn't help but draw comparisons between the two.

    Like The 400 Blows, Ken Loach was able to get a masterful performance out of the first-time actor Dai Bradley. Casper's monologue in the classroom enraptured me. In all honesty, Bradley acted better than most actors today. I've only seen I, Daniel Blake by Ken Loach…

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  • Paper Moon

    Paper Moon

    ★★★★½

    I have a close relationship to my dad… and I’m very lucky to have it… I think because of that, I was bound to love this film. But beyond that, it’s fantastically directed and shot and I loved the dynamic between Moze and Addy (even more than merely the fact that they’re father and daughter in real life). 

    I watched this in light of Peter Bogdanovich’s death. I’ve been meaning to watch it for years and, while I wish I watched it sooner, I think this was a good day to watch it. He really was one of the greats. RIP

  • Ariel

    Ariel

    ★★★★½

    What a weird ass movie... I loved it.

    Ariel has a sort of weird/dry/wacky/dark sense of humor that I didn't know I wanted. I think it's one of the tightest edited films I've seen (clocking in at 73 minutes!!). It literally doesn't waste a single second. You call it bare bones but it has a density to it that made me really fall for this movie.

    And it has a really heartwarming story? There's so much in this film that…