Alyssa C.

Movie/TV snob. Vegan. Writer. Flutist. Actress. Parrot Whisperer. Liberal.

Favorite films

  • Arrival
  • Back to the Future
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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  • Don't Worry Darling

    ★★★½

  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★★★

  • Elvis

    ★★★½

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★★

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  • Don't Worry Darling

    Don't Worry Darling

    ★★★½

    There has been so much drama involved with the making of Don't Worry Darling -- which is missing a comma -- that should be ignored (of possible) when watching the film, as I try not to let supposed behind-the-scenes drama affect my enjoyment of a particular film or TV show. And td, I'm also one who tries not to be swayed by others' opinions, including critics, fellow cinephiles, and general audiences, all of whom seemed to be leaning negative. After…

  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★★★

    It's sometimes difficult to review a film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), as I have such fondness for the whole franchise, so my opinion may be clouded by this adoration -- especially when a film focuses on a character with whom I am already familiar: in this case, Chris Hemsworth's Thor, with whom we've been familiar since his introduction in 2011's Thor. Thor is one of three Avengers -- along with Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye and Mark Ruffalo's Hulk --…

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    It only took months and months, but I finally saw Parasite, the movie that everyone has been talking about -- and now I see why it has started so many conversations, garnered numerous accolades, and ended up on a plethora of Best-of-2019 lists. It is hard to describe to those who have not seen it, and I am glad that people have kept the twists secretive. The less you know about it, the better. Boon Joon-Ho, who directed the fascinating…

  • Bound

    Bound

    ★★★★

    Bound is exactly the kind of sexy, stylist thriller with intriguing characters that still holds up over two decades later.  It’s almost like an audition piece for the Wachowskis, who would go on to make the Matrix trilogy.  Much of the stylized action and cinematography in that franchise is visible here, albeit on a much smaller scale, of course.  Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly are perfectly cast, and their characters are seemingly opposites, yet have some things in common.  The…