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  • Sunshine Cleaning

    Sunshine Cleaning

    ★★★½

    By no means is it perfect, I could enumerate multiple flaws. It’s not considered a “great movie or even a good one” but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it every time I’ve seen it. 

    It’s just one of those films that for me is perfectly imperfect, I find it’s flaws charming it makes it more sincere and heartfelt. 

    That being said take Amy Adams and Emily Blunt out of the equation and you’re left with literally nothing. 

    They give truly stunning and layered performances in this, and it’s so wonderful to just watch them do their thing.

  • Meshes of the Afternoon

    Meshes of the Afternoon

    ★★★★★

    So this was recommended to me by Emily (who has fantastic taste!), who was kind enough to compile me the following list: boxd.it/2bmVk since I wanted to get more into short films.

    Anyway, as an introduction, I thought this was a great place to start. You can't be into film and not have heard of Maya Deren, I had heard of her but just hadn't watched anything by her.

    She's considered the queen of American Avant Garde cinema and since…

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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★½

    I love it so much. Not only is it gorgeous aesthetically speaking, there’s shots that every single time have me saying: “oh that’s so beautiful!” I love the fairytale style storytelling. 


    But most of all how subtly funny it is, it doesn’t have any on the nose jokes but this film makes me laugh out loud. It’s always a good choice on a bad day.

  • 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…