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  • Room

    Room

    ★★★★

    This movie is so gruelling to re-watch but is SO REWARDING. I think I actually cried so hard this time I couldn't see the screen properly. It does lean on trite dialogue sometimes but none of that even registers in the face of Brie's raw, uncompromising & loving performance. That shot of her staring at up at the skylight #HAUNTS me. My fave scenes are the ones where Jack sees the sky for the first time & where his grandma washes his…

  • Pride & Prejudice

    Pride & Prejudice

    ★★★★★

    "I'm not a very good reader, you see, I prefer being out of doors. Oh, I mean, I CAN READ OF COURSE!!!! And uhhh I'm not suggesting you can't read out of doors, of course, ummmm" - me, if I were ever confronted with Rosamund Pike's radiant presence

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  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★★

    I watched this again as part of a queer film festival. Before the screening, the organizer was so happy he could barely speak, he just blubbered for a while before yelling: "A BEAUTIFUL QUEER FILM ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE WON BEST PICTURE!!!!" and 800 people cheered. Anyway, that was pretty much the best feeling in the world.

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    DO YOU EVER WATCH A MOVIE SO BEAUTIFUL & SENSUAL THAT YOU LEAVE THE CINEMA RED-FACED & DESPONDENT BECAUSE U CAN'T WATCH IT AGAIN IMMEDIATELY??? More accurately, do you ever watch a movie that makes you want to impulsively buy a plane ticket to Northern Italy, sink into a bathtub with a glass of pinot noir and weep gentle tears until Armie Hammer comes along - complete in billowy blue shirt and booty shorts - to wipe them away, and promise that…