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  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    ★★★

    Didn't love it, but it certainly was enjoyable. None of the characters gave a memorable performance, but they were still likable.

  • Dazed and Confused

    Dazed and Confused

    ★★★★

    I don't care how many times I've said this, I LOVE HIGH SCHOOL MOVIES. They're filled with so much nostalgia and they make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. They feel so carefree and it's the only way I can relive my teen years.

  • Stand by Me

    Stand by Me

    ★★★★

    I didn't remember anything about this movie and I remember not being too interested, but I'm so happy I gave it a rewatch. Truly a classic and it's a requirement that everyone watches it atleast once in their life.

  • Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2

    ★★★

    I've never liked this sequel and I think it's because Alfred Molina reminds me of my elementary school friend's dad and it weirds me out

  • Spider-Man

    Spider-Man

    ★★★½

    I'm a part of the demographic that prefers the Sam Raimi Spiderman, sue me

  • Trainspotting

    Trainspotting

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A lot more depressing than I remember. Even better the second time around. The first time i watched Trainspotting I was pulled in by the characters, the aesthetic, and the craziness. This time around, I paid more attention to the emotional aspect of the film. Also, Lou Reed's Perfect Day was an excellent choice for Renton's overdose scene

  • Alice in Wonderland

    Alice in Wonderland

    ★★★★½

    This is at the top of the list for greatest Disney movies. I'm so happy they made this into a film, I personally think it's better than the book. Since I was a child this film has opened my imagination to a completely new world. I will never get tired of this masterpiece!!!

  • Videodrome

    Videodrome

    ★★★★

    I came to the party with Cronenberg and I left with Debbie Harry.

    This film is really complex and I don't entirely understand what I just watched, but I do know that Cronenberg is very horny and very gorey. From what I did understand H O L Y S H I T. This is a wild ride from start to finish. Everything about this film is unsettling and that's why we love the king of venereal horror.

  • Pi

    Pi

    ★★★★

    Aronofsky gets me. He really gets me. I thrive off of the madness and anxiety that fills almost all of his films. One of the few directors that can make me feel uneasy with myself because it feels like a personal attack in some subconscious way. An awesome debut film for one of my favorite directors. The grainy black & white cinematography sets the mood wonderfully.

  • The Red Shoes

    The Red Shoes

    ★★★★

    Upset to say I didn't love this as much as I had hoped. The film took me a week to finish, so that probably had a lot to do with it. I thought everything was absolutely breathtaking, but I didn't really feel a connection. Maybe I need to think about it for a few days, maybe I need to watch it again. Either way, this is the best ballet movie without a doubt.

  • Ben-Hur

    Ben-Hur

    ★★★★½

    This was amazing. I was not expecting to watch this but my husband brought it up and I remembered seeing a 60th anniversary poster at cinemark. I looked it up online and sure enough it was playing in 2 hours. I wasn't particularly thrilled because a film that is more than two and a half hours long makes me shudder. I can tell you, it was worth the 3 hours and 40 minutes. I stocked up on snacks and I…

  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★

    I finally got around to watching Roma. I feel that it was pretty predictable, yet it still made my heart ache. Cinematography was beautiful and the black & white was an awesome addition.