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  • Matilda

    Matilda

    ★★★★½

     -Miss Honey doesn't want you. Why would she want some snotty, disobedient kid? 
    -Because she's a spectacularly wonderful child and I love her. 

    One of my favorites from childhood, I pretty much killed the VHS tape. Every once in a while I like rewatching childhood classics to see how they hold up, I’m delighted that upon rewatch many years later it was just as charming and heartwarming. 

    Miss Honey is how I’d want to be as a teacher. I had and have a good relationship with my parents, but in an alternate universe I wouldn’t have minded having Miss Honey adopt me.

  • Lion

    Lion

    ★★★★

    I admit to watching this solely because I think Dev Patel is hot. I didn’t see this one when it was being hyped.

    It’s good, really good even if perhaps a tad sentimental and melodramatic here and there. I don’t feel it detracts from the film though as all emotion does feel honest and genuine and the acting is top notch. 

    My one complaint would be that it’s a bit slow in the beginning, and that his relationship with some of the characters is a bit underdeveloped.

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  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

    Rewatched for class.

    -The most terrible nightmare I ever had. It's the most horrible dream I ever had. 
    -It's okay, it's okay now. Really. 
    -I dreamed that I, that I killed you and Danny. But I didn't just kill ya. I cut you up in little pieces. Oh my God. I must be losing my mind.

    I get so pissed off whenever people call Shelley Duvall’s performance in The Shining bad. Her Wendy is one of my favorite horror heroines…

  • Schindler's List

    Schindler's List

    ★★★★★

    I rarely do this, but I'm going to share a long ass personal experience, that explains why I love and regard this film as highly as I do.

    My mother owns the book of this, and I've read it about 5 times. It's an incredible piece of literature, but typically one of those things you only can bear to be confronted with a few times in your lifetime.

    I've seen Schindler's List three times in my lifetime. But it was…