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brat has written 286 reviews for films rated ★★★★ .

  • 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…

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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…

  • The Cabin in the Woods

    The Cabin in the Woods

    ★★★★

    pro-weed propaganda and i’m all for it

  • Brazil

    Brazil

    ★★★★

    god i wish robert de niro would always magically show up at the exact right moment to solve my urgent problems. call that deus ex mafia

  • About Time

    About Time

    ★★★★

    tom hollander: surprise! i'm in this :)
    me: ah yes, how could i forget about my favorite english character actor. nice to see you again!

    richard e. grant: surprise! i'm in this :)
    me: awww, delightful! great work. loved your 3 line cameo

    margot robbie: surprise! i'm in this :)
    me: FKICNWQNWQDIQJ@J*U92u2903jfieowfnIJIASf923hr9hIDJoawfjeoj ??!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?@?/1///1//2//1???????????? WHERE DID YOU?????#!??# HOW DID YOU

  • Fry Day

    Fry Day

    ★★★★

    violent misogynists like ted bundy have conditioned women into rightfully recognizing that trusting charismatic male strangers can be fatal, yet when it comes time to make a choice, we tend to follow them into the murky maw of the woods anyway. what the unsympathetic may view as the naive stupidity of reckless girls is in reality a throbbing need to be seen and heard and felt and understood. even if it kills us.

    in just 16 minutes, director laura moss…

  • I Shot Andy Warhol

    I Shot Andy Warhol

    ★★★★

    "The female function is to groove, relate, love, be herself, discover, explore, invent, solve problems, crack jokes, make music, all with love."

    very interesting foil to Once Upon A Time in Hollywood's image of 1969 LA, as valerie solanas' attempted assassination of andy warhol occurred just one year earlier in NYC. both violent events marked the brutal death of the freewheeling 60s, and both were (peculiarly) committed by women.

    director mary harron also recently released her latest film Charlie Says,

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★

    my first night at college, a friend and i took our first weed cookie from a girl we'd just met. 2 hours later we locked ourselves in my dorm room, laid on the twin beds, and tried our best not to die. after my friend decided to go back to her own room to sleep (it took her a solid 3 minutes to get the key in the hole), i was alone in the dark and nothing felt real. i…

  • North by Northwest

    North by Northwest

    ★★★★

    roger thornhill refusing to pay a $2 DUI ticket but taking the time to tip the waiter $2 before running from the cops is chaotic neutrality at its finest