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Lucy has written 213 reviews for films rated ★★★★ .

  • Vita & Virginia

    Vita & Virginia


    “i feel as if a dark pool of sticky water were closing over me. it’s that you’re not here”

    frustrating that this is both so sharp and muddled in approach: i can’t love its faults, but i so love the tenderness found buried beneath, and it called me back. the music is so enchanting, and the rhythmic love letters bouncing back and forth create a rich dialogue, but it’s still all kept at arms length somehow. in the brief moments of clarity however, it wins me over and i find myself in tears. let’s bump it up to a 4

  • Transit



    “who is the first to forget: he who is left, or she who left him?”

    inconspicuously captivating. the last half hour was so calmly stressful that i could feel my own heartbeat. i need to rewatch phoenix

  • It



    “tasty, tasty, beautiful fear”

    recently i’ve been thinking a lot about how horror movies are usually either truly scary or truly well made, and so rarely both. this is the rare occasion for me when i feel it fits into both categories naturally, churning out terrifying sequences but also giving me something interesting to look at and chew over. a coming of age horror movie, and a mainstream remake (or adaptation) at that, how surprised i initially was to find…

  • Sky High

    Sky High


    the mcu couldn’t do it

  • The Exorcist

    The Exorcist


    “what an excellent day for an exorcism”

    this is such a good example of genuinely great film editing? also the slow burn is so mesmerizing... most other possession movies made afterwards have no nuance compared to this

  • High Life

    High Life


    melancholy with dread filling up every corner, but i can’t say i wasn’t transfixed. and the simple concentrated concept of being lost and horny in space... her MIND

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame


    an adrenaline rush and exactly as gaudy as you might think, but also completely unique tonally in its approach. this feels like a special moment in film history at the very tippy top of the cinematic universe era that can’t possibly last for as long as people expect. in the scope of things, film is still in its infancy as an art form, and to see a spectacle like this that has so many moving parts is kind of remarkable,…

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird


    scout’s ham costume.... that’s fashion baby

  • Climax



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

    “go dance and have fun, you earned it”

    these anti drug psas are getting scarier every year. also, leave it to sofia boutella’s character to end up alive and well and in bed with a woman at the end while a bunch of other characters are lying dead on the floor. finally some justice for what happened to her in atomic blonde

  • Black Panther

    Black Panther


    best picture showcase: film #7

    “is this your king?”

    compared to most other marvel movies (and superhero movies in general), this is a breath of fresh air. a little predictable still, but at it’s core is a solid shakespearean  heart. i still love this, but most of all i still consider it a damn impressive film. it’s nomination is kind of a twist, but it feels completely deserving to me

  • Happy Death Day

    Happy Death Day


    serotonin (/ˌsɛrəˈtoʊnɪn, ˌsɪərə-/) or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) is a monoamine neurotransmitter,

  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    Can You Ever Forgive Me?


    “i don’t think you’re a very nice person, lee”

    been hearing nothing but praise about this for months, and yet was still reluctant simply because the trailers for it painted it as so dull and different than what it actually is. this was so thoughtful and sharp, melissa mccarthy and richard e grant have immense chemistry and make it such an enjoyable watch. the best picture and best director snubs are very obvious here, but it seems a little too ahead of it’s time for all that anyway

    “i would agree with you”