Alice Romano

30 Going on 13

May monthly theme: coming of age

Favorite films

  • Sing Street
  • Dead Poets Society
  • Boyhood
  • The Breakfast Club

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  • Knives Out

    ★★★★★

  • Tropic Thunder

    ★★★½

  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★★★★

  • My Dinner with Andre

    ★★½

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  • Before Sunrise

    Before Sunrise

    ★★★★★

    Rewatching Before Sunrise, with the knowledge that Richard Linklater and Ethan Hawke made Boyhood two decades later, is almost a transcendental experience. There's a scene in the beginning where Jesse tells Celine about his idea for a TV show where people in different areas around the world simply live their daily life, taking a shower, making a coffee, etc. Celine is taken back and finds it boring, but Jesse responds that it would be about the beauty of everyday life.…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    I remember the first time I watched La La Land. By the time Another Day of Sun was over and the title appeared on screen, I remember thinking "wow, I am really going to love this". And I did. Sometimes I think back on it and wonder if I idealised it too much. Over the years, I've had endless conversations with various friends and acquaintances and random passersby about this film - people who dismissed it as shallow, Oscar bait,…

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  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★★

    My birthday, my rules, my coffee.

    I don't know how I feel about this becoming a franchise. I love it too much and I fear seeing it ruined, but also the idea of Daniel Craig doing Benoit Blanc again and Ethan Hawke being in the cast have me really excited. Please make the next one just as great, Rian.

  • Tropic Thunder

    Tropic Thunder

    ★★★½

    I've never seen a film that was both so incredibly dumb and intelligent at the time. I'm not quite sure what to make of it. I enjoyed it, but also eyerolled several times at the stupidity of some jokes. I get that they're trying to be a parody, but when the fart joke you're making fun of becomes the joke of your actual film... I don't know. That left me a bit meh. You know what this made me want to do though? Watch The Lost City again in IMAX, because yes.

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  • Malena

    Malena

    ★★

    The main emotion (and probably the only one as well) this film made me feel is pure disgust. For a film about misogyny, it is ridiculously misogynistic itself. I get that this is Renato's story and not Malèna's, but she still feels like a bidimensional character, like a walking pair of breasts, a beautiful shell empty on the inside. The film appears to me to want to be a critique of the male gaze, but it very clearly adopts the…

  • Rocketman

    Rocketman

    ★★★★★

    I knew it was going to be great from the first moment Taron Egerton appeared on screen and curved his upper lip in the classic Elton John manner. He didn't just act the part, he transformed into Elton John in a way that I didn't think was possible for anyone. I felt so much joy while watching this. I know it's not a perfect film and it has many inaccuracies, but I don't really care. Personally I think biopics are…