amelia

average movie watcher


favorites are just what i’m thinking a lot about lately

Favorite films

  • Shiva Baby
  • Shithouse
  • Ema
  • Madeline's Madeline

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  • Don't Look Up

    ★★½

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★½

  • Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts

  • Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★

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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★

    Some wounds do not close; I have many such

    Yorgos Lanthimos, director of the recent THE LOBSTER, and THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER returns to the director’s chair with a period piece, THE FAVOURITE. The film explores the power dynamics of the reign of Queen Anne (Colman), and how her close subjects (Stone, Weisz) fight for her intimate approval. Lanthimos’ unique style of filmmaking leaves its imprint on the film, including his signature cynicism. The films closing shot is…

  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★½

    We are alone. No matter what they tell you, we women are always alone.

    Alfonso Cuaron makes his comeback with the breathtaking ROMA, set in Mexico City in the 1970s. Cleo, the live-in help of a seemingly picturesque family, is the focal point of the film. Cuaron specializes in showcasing the humanity of people, and in ROMA he focuses on the depth and hardships of Cleo. The uncelebrated backbone to this family, Cleo is a matriarchal figure, which thematically comes…