• Cha Cha Real Smooth

    Cha Cha Real Smooth

    “unconvincing” is the word that comes to mind. i don't buy anything about andrew (are we left to infer that he's so great at party-starting because of his younger brother? because he isn't as mature as he wants to be? because he's just such a great, talented guy?) or domino (because of both the drowsiness of johnson's performance and her written-by-a-man coolness: her "messiness" is never dangerous or sad, just sexual and comforting), especially because the actors' casting muffles the…

  • Set It Up

    Set It Up

    counting this as a pride month watch because of gay roommate pete davidson

  • Along for the Ride

    Along for the Ride

    ★½

    i’ll keep belmont cameli employed if it’s the last thing i do

  • The Lost City

    The Lost City

    ★★½

    if this film was made only to bring complete delight to the man sitting next to me who ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich he brought from home and laughed like crazy at every single joke…so be it!

  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    ★★★★½

    Local Woman Claiming To Be Completely Normal and Sane Goes Fucking Apeshit When Thinking About "Tonight (Quintet)" From West Side Story (2021)

  • Death on the Nile

    Death on the Nile

    ★★½

    i have GOT to get accused of murder on a huge steamboat alongside an insane ensemble cast one day. feels like it would be a great way to make lifelong friends ngl

  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    ★★★★½

    every time i see this movie it makes me experience every emotion described in the nicole kidman amc ad. not just entertained but somehow reborn! dazzling images on a huge silver screen!! somehow, heartbreak feels good in a place like this!!!

  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    ★★★★½

    west side story has so much that makes it worthy of being remade – a remarkable ensemble (#that man manages to be…unremarkably fine?, even if everyone else outperforms him), an impressive balance of stomach-churning realism and breathtaking musical spectacle, and really apparent love for the story coming from behind the camera. i will be thinking about this version of "somewhere" for a long time.


    also, i hope they keep this poster up. bernardo & anita supremacy! (the shot of them kissing through the fabric made me want to pass away)

  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★★★★

    i think it’s fair to make a fable about diana, because if some reactions to this prove anything, it’s that we have already made her a character, a martyr, someone to win a lookalike contest of. what i appreciated about stewart’s performance was how clear it was that her diana — because, in a world where currency is everything, there are so many dianas — was full of the rage, anxieties, and doubts that besotted the real-life woman. in this…

  • Zombieland: Double Tap

    Zombieland: Double Tap

    ★★★

    found families full of people who slightly hate each other = cinematic excellence every time!

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★½

    probably the most overtly ✨quirky✨ of anderson’s work, which is a plus and a minus, but as a mediocre french student and a current copyeditor, there was a lot to love!

  • Everybody's Talking About Jamie

    Everybody's Talking About Jamie

    ★★★½

    it’s so big-hearted and glittery that you can’t help but tear up (which i did! twice!).