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Favorite films

  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • The Proposal

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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★★

  • Modern Times

    ★★★½

  • High School Musical

    ★★★★½

  • 22 Jump Street

    ★★★★½

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  • High School Musical

    High School Musical

    ★★★★½

    kenny ortega just pulls out all the stops. the songs? slap. the choreo? spectacular. ALL OF THE (very ridiculous) DRAMA? such a great time.

    my biggest takeaway from this is how i never knew east high was set in albuquerque, new mexico. seeing that location card was just the funniest thing, because…well…i wonder if east high has a really cool chemistry teacher who just got diagnosed with cancer. hm.

    that tidbit has absolutely nothing to do with the movie but i just wanted to say it.

    plot holes galore and it’s just the most fun to witness every time i watch it. basically a masterpiece.

  • 22 Jump Street

    22 Jump Street

    ★★★★½

    hits every beat perfectly. just like the first one.

    it’s wild that a big studio was so willing to make fun of themselves by going ahead with this sequel but i guess when you have such brilliant writing and directing from phil lord and chris miller, along with the best performances *yet again* by channing tatum and jonah hill, you can’t help but let it happen.

    rewatching this again had me sweating from laughter, but that’s nothing new.

    forever will be one for the ages.

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    "How are you gonna be a revolutionary if you're such a traditionalist?"

    I know how mad you're going to get, but believe it or not, this was my first watch.

    I just want to say that Damien Chazelle is a freaking gem. The amount of effort that this guy and his entire crew put into the films they make should NEVER go unnoticed.

    I loved this a lot.

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★★

    "pretty as a picture."

    so good.

    the technicality of this film, the slow tracking shots, the clear Bergman influences done in their own unique way. it's insane how these alone make this film already so great. but of course, it's a robert eggers film, so there's MUCH more that adds to the greatness.

    ROBERT PATTINSON AND WILLEM DAFOE. incredible performances. the way they morphed into their roles and i could hardly recognize them because of how different these roles were…