RSS feed for Adrian
  • Isn't It Romantic

    Isn't It Romantic

    warning: contains gratuitous sax 🎷

  • Oasis

    Oasis

    i wish i could remove one scene from my memory of the film (trigger warning: rape) but the rest of it is uncomfortable in a way that was important for me to experience. it's difficult to watch a woman with cerebral palsy on screen and cringeworthy to see a man with mental disability oblivious to the unspoken rules of his society. but the message of this film is that every person is fully human, even if we find them difficult…

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    pretty much what i expected it to be, and why i was hesitant to watch it. stories like this make me sad. subtle maneuvering into positions of power in order to find a sense of security. sex as a tool for manipulation instead of connection. i know this is the world we live in and the way many people fight to survive. so maybe it’s naive of me but i believe a higher path is possible.

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2

    my friend texted me a photo of young Keanu on Friday and i knew it was time

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    the real plot hole here is who the hell would cheat on Oscar Isaac

  • The Holiday

    The Holiday

    The Holiday is more than a Christmas movie to me. I watch it year round, have every line memorized and revisit it in my mind often, because the nuances are endless. The longer I‘m alive, the more I relate to it, and my affection has grown accordingly.

    When I was younger, this movie helped me form my prototype for love. I’ve always wanted romance to develop from a foundation of friendship, as it does for Iris and Miles. Even now,…

  • Shrek

    Shrek

    ended up watching this with my 16 year old bro lol. it kinda holds up??

  • The Holiday

    The Holiday

    well helllloooooo big dollop

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    *sob*

  • Roma

    Roma

    i think i just watched my favorite film of 2018. Roma drew me in completely, from the first image of sudsy water washing across tile (holding me there until i fully relaxed my mind and body) to the final image of a young woman ascending stairs against a soft white sky. Roma is a quiet, domestic film punctured by painful tragedy and cold cruelty in uncertain times. it brought to mind the anxiety i had reading Joy in the Morning…

  • The Muppet Christmas Carol

    The Muppet Christmas Carol

    Gonzo/Charles Dickens:
    tiny tim...
    [dramatic pause]
    who did NOT die –

    me, every time:
    OH THANK GOD

  • Madeline's Madeline

    Madeline's Madeline

    ????

    idk what i just watched but i have a feeling it’ll unfold itself with time (and some googling). couldn’t begin to explain it to you but at least i could feel the intentionality if it so i know it wasn’t a waste of my time. i just don’t get it yet

    edit - next day thoughts: this was really uncomfortable to watch. i was scared for her - a vulnerable teen with mental illness and low impulse control, surrounded…