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brat has written 166 reviews for films during 2019.

  • It

    It

    ★★★½

    jack dylan grazer has the power to save the child comedian industry and the ONLY reason he hasn’t yet is because no one wants that

  • All About Eve

    All About Eve

    ★★★½

    a stage adaptation of all about eve starring gillian anderson and lily james featuring an original score by PJ harvey is a divine gift from sappho herself 🌈 everybody say THANK YOU SAPPHO by tucking in your shirt and pouring an offering of iced coffee into the aegean sea

  • Harakiri

    Harakiri

    ★★★★★

    oh OKAY so when a woman is miraculously hyper-competent in combat she’s perceived as a “mary sue” but when an aging man does the same it’s “the third highest rated film on letterboxd”

  • The Devil's Own

    The Devil's Own

    ★★½

    harrison ford is fully committed to maintaining a straight face as brad pitt horrifically mangles a northern irish accent for 2 hours and that alone made it worth the watch

  • The Heartbreak Kid

    The Heartbreak Kid

    ★★★★

    Certainly I remember Florida. I’ll never forget it. But this is Minnesota, and I’ve got Political Science, and I’ve gotta go.” 

    read quite a few reviews that essentially summed elaine may’s sophomore film up as a a fusion of her comedy partner mike nichols’s The Graduate and the improvisational style of john cassavetes, which initially made me think “hmmm ..... love mike and john but .... why are we tying elaine’s accomplishments to her male collaborators ...“ 

    then i watched…

  • Mikey and Nicky

    Mikey and Nicky

    ★★★★½

    on fourth watch i’ve officially moved this into my Top 4 and decided it’s one of the best gangster movies ever made :) <3 should be one of those Classics that budding ᶜᶦⁿᵉᵖʰᶦˡᵉˢ (WE NEED A NEW WORD) watch when they first start figuring out they’re in love with movies and that they’re gonna spend too much money on a cinema studies degree. i’m mourning all the time i spent watching gangster flicks that were not this one, films i…

  • The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story

    ★★★★

    if they had cast ANYONE else as katharine hepburn’s shitty blackmailing ex-husband this could’ve been yet another entry into the DUMP HIM Cinema Canon but since it’s cary grant i’m like *dude on the stoner couch who’s secretly intimidated by your opinion while simultaneously completely undervaluing it voice* that’s fair, that’s fair. 

    also i can’t get the image of cary grant perched on the edge of the fountain, greeting everyone with a scathingly simple “Hello, friends and enemies” out of my head. same energy i feel when i log into this app

  • The Wizard of Oz

    The Wizard of Oz

    ★★★★½

    my gal pals and i were absolutely hooting and hollering whenever the hot scarecrow came onscreen to do a silly dance and fall down. we decided scarecrow is a lanky, sensitive, DIY boy who stands in front of you at your roommate’s friend’s house show and at first you’re annoyed but then he notices he’s blocking your view and he apologizes soooo much, maybe even too much, and after the show you joke around with him and laugh when he trips over his own dirty converse laces, and suddenly it’s 2 am and you’re heading home and you think you’re gonna miss him most of all

  • Harold and Maude

    Harold and Maude

    ★★★★

    nooooo don’t kill urself ur so sexy when u feel so unloved by ur mother that u stage elaborate fake suicides as desperate cries for help that she perpetually ignores aha

  • Jaws

    Jaws

    ★★★★

    FINALLY i can understand that spongebob episode CLAMS on a deeper level!! and also the lifeguard episode. and also the alaskan bull worm episode. and also every episode

  • Badlands
  • The Souvenir

    The Souvenir

    ★★★★

    i totally get the criticisms for this, since the whole movie basically hinges on whether or not you believe in the incredulous love that julie has for anthony, but also ... and i wish i had a more articulate way to say this .... sometimes it’s just ... like that? sometimes it’s just like thatirrational to everyone but you. 

    joanna hogg based this off of an actual experience that she had at film school, and with this semi-fictionalization she’s…