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  • Farewell My Concubine

    Farewell My Concubine

    ★★★★★

    second time watching and it's a whole different experience

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★★★★

    booksmart does for female friendships what lady bird did for mother-daughter relationships

    🥰/10 would recommend

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  • Sierra Burgess Is a Loser

    Sierra Burgess Is a Loser

    ★½

    this isn't how conflict resolution works

    I understand that Sierra Burgess is supposed to be a romcom, but it misses both the rom and the com. On the first account, I'm actually quite pleasantly surprised by the equal focus placed on Sierra's burgeoning friendship with Veronica; it's sweet and cute and awkward in a decidedly high school way. The actual romance feels cliche and lukewarm at best. Looks aside, Sierra is the typical quirky philosophical teen who serves as the…

  • Crazy Rich Asians

    Crazy Rich Asians

    ★★★★

    unapologetically asian with a strong feminist message (that made me tear up big time) and delightful performances from the cast. while i have some issues with the accents used in the movie (there seemed to me very few genuine natural singaporean accents, and by that i'm not even referring to the fact that most of the main singaporean characters had british or american accents; having lived in singapore and gone to a school perceived as 'elite', upper crust dwelling kids…