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  • Beginners

    Beginners

    ★★★★

    Mike Mills owns my heart. I always love his artistic choices, and his writing/direction is so poignantly beautiful. 

    It was almost unbearable seeing Ewan McGregor’s puppy eyes sad for so long but Mélanie Laurent’s angel face got me through. Christopher Plummer is an absolute treasure — Hollywood needs to cast him in everything that requires recasting.

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★★

    100% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 147 reviews (so far). 2017’s best per theatre average. Fourth time’s the charm — got my sister to finally see it as well!

    ┏┓  
    ┃┃╱╲ in this
    ┃╱╱╲╲ house
    ╱╱╭╮╲╲ we
    ▔▏┗┛▕▔ support
    ╱▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔╲  
                   Greta Gerwig
    ╱╱┏┳┓╭╮┏┳┓ ╲╲ 
    ▔▏┗┻┛┃┃┗┻┛▕▔


    My thoughts on the film here and here.

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  • American Hustle

    American Hustle

    ★★★

    It’s missing the Scorsese punch and pizzazz but it’s so much fun watching high caliber actors play such over-the-top characters.

    I loved the outfits, the soundtrack, the hair (or lack of - looking at you, Mr. Bale). 

    Big downside was whenever Amy Adams graced the screen, my glasses fogged up and the fire alarm went off. Amy, you can con me any day of the week.

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★½

    My good friend took me to see Lady Bird for my birthday two months ago at the TIFF. I liked it the first time but I loved it last night; with the expectations gone and the festival kool-aid and fatigue out of the equation, it was a whole different experience.

    I was on top. Who the fuck is on top their first time?

    My chest felt heavy from nostalgia and my face was sore from smiling the entire time. This…