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  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★

    “will god forgive us?”

    first reformed is subtle, almost quite, in its poignancy. it is reflective; small unremarkable details forming and taking on new meaning upon further inspection. the film paints a vivid picture of idealism vs. extremism and challenges to look deeper into our own firmly held beliefs.

    ethan hawke gives the performance of a lifetime as reverend toller, his character breaking down slowly then seemingly all at once. we see throughout the film the direct contradiction of toller’s…

  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★★

    “no matter what anyone tells you, we women are always alone.”

    this film was nothing at all like what i had expected. going into the film amongst its award season buzz i had incredibly high expectations. to be perfectly candid, the first 20 minutes of the film let me down. sitting in a mcdonald’s waiting for my dad to pick me up and watching roma i thought to myself “this is what everyone has been talking about?”

    while the film…

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★★

    i regret waiting so long to watch this movie. a good friend urged me to watch it, ensuring me it would be my type of movie. and my god, was she right. i'm absolutely floored by the sheer weight of this film. interstellar is vast and so endlessly expansive in both visuals and story. 

    after momento, inception, and the prestige, i should come to expect that christopher nolan knows how to tell a story that is able to believably bend…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    la la land is a testament to the beauty of film. everything from its dreamy piano score to its lavish set pieces, from the vibrancy of LA nightlife to the bitterness of broken dreams is a love letter to the wonder of movies. you will be hardpressed to find a film more visually stunning; la la land is a treasure trove bursting with color and magic. every frame is meaningful, every set piece chosen with care and each character's costume tells…