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brat has written 201 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ .

  • 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 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

  • Badlands
  • Reservoir Dogs

    Reservoir Dogs

    ★★★★½

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

    what if we kissed in an abandoned warehouse after our jewelry heist went bust and i tenderly held you in my arms and combed your hair as you slowly bled to death from an agonizing gutshot that was kind of my fault 😳 ⁽ᵃⁿᵈ ʷᵉ ʷᵉʳᵉ ᵇᵒᵗʰ ᵇᵒʸˢ⁾

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★½

    one of the purest joys in this world is insisting that a bunch of new friends who’ve never seen this watch it and then observing them go from shocked realization —> pensive contemplation —> hesitant acceptance —> effusive approval —> fist-pumping euphoria during the climactic omelette scene. this was my 4th time doing this and it never gets old! in fact, it’s the only foreseeable reason to keep making new friends!!!

  • Moulin Rouge!

    Moulin Rouge!

    ★★★★½

    sometimes i lie awake at night thinking about how if mr. brightside had come out just 2 years earlier it would’ve fit perfectly for ewan’s envious rage scenes. no shade to tango roxanne, you rule, but can you IMAGINE an over dramatic vaudevillian rendition of mr. brightside, ewan just absolutely scream-sobbing about jealousy turning saints into the sea...... i’m building a time & space augmentation device as we speak

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★★★½

    no party is complete without alanis morissette karaoke, an Our Eyes Meet From Across The Room fantasy, and an anxious lesbian crying in the bathroom!

    lots to love about Booksmart, but i think my favorite aspects stem from olivia wilde’s background as an actress. she had a strict “No Assholes” policy on set, and the results are self-evident: the young cast’s authentic performances are a product of their comfortable environment, and you can tell they weren’t afraid to shed their…

  • Juno

    Juno

    ★★★★½

    this soundtrack gives me vivid flashbacks to being a Quirky High School Sophomore sighing romantically and doodling kimya dawson lyrics in her chemistry notebook 🥰 i got a D

  • Orlando

    Orlando

    ★★★★½

    delightful similarities between Orlando and The Favourite
    - filmed at hatfield house
    - costumes by sandy powell
    - handel featured on soundtrack
    - queen anne’s gout is specifically namedropped
    - “my life is like a maze that i continually think i've gotten out of only to find another corner right in front of me.” - abigail dealing with loss of nobility//orlando coping with loss of nobility by frantically running, lost, through a hedge maze 
    - GAY as HELL!!!!!

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★½

    hey y’all sorry i haven’t rewatched this since it came out in 2017! it just hit so close to home that it took me actual years to recuperate, haha 🤗

    anyway, uh, yup! danny and kyle are still almost exact replicas of my two major high school romances and it still feels like greta gerwig hacked into 18-year-old me’s secret tumblr and mined it for material!!! 🤗🤗🤗

  • Her Smell

    Her Smell

    ★★★★½

    opening night (1977) ... but make it grungier, bloodier, louder, dizzier, nastier, stormier, gayer, and riot grrrlier 😜

  • Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

    Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

    ★★★★½

    loving this win-win concept of both making historic live performances accessible to the public (still bitter that i’ll never see lee pace as joe pitt in the 2018 broadway production of angels in america) while also innovating creative new ways to translate the energy of the show to the screen! most of these cinematic experimentations worked — the few that didn’t ... whatever! the world’s greatest performer/closest earthly tether to divinity can do anything she wants and i can’t say…