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  • To the Bone

    To the Bone

    ★★★½

    I agree that this film probably could have done without the pesky romantic side-plot where a boy tries to save her through his love and erections. Like, honestly, if they had even just been intense friends I would have liked it a bit better. I think this gets a lot of things right about disordered eating; one profound moment for me was her step-mother weighing and photographing her and missing The Point. Collins's performance is brilliant and small just as…

  • Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

    Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

    ★★★★★

    none of us deserve dogs
    this movie is designed to remind us that human's sins are many and dogs have never sinned.

    I recognize that this is like...not a five star movie in actuality but it makes me feel five stars.

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  • Paddington

    Paddington

    ★★★★

    For the longest time this movie kept coming up in my Netflix suggestions and I'm glad this month's hunt gave me the impetus to watch it. It was beautiful. I cried 3 times. It was like when I studied abroad and cried of homesickness at the Sainsbury's Mog's Christmas commercial.

    I would have never expected a kid's movie to tie together all of it's moving parts so seamlessly but it felt so warm and complete. The comedic timing is stunning…

  • Midnight in Paris

    Midnight in Paris

    ★★★

    Woody Allen made a movie about artists somehow even more annoyingly pretentious than he is. I found every single character supremely unlikable except Marion Cotillard who...I guess...is a character...nothing seems to suggest she has a personality but, whatever.
    These statements might suggest I did not enjoy this film, but I really did. It's clearly gorgeous and I also really enjoyed rolling my eyes at all the intellectual dick measuring contests.
    Also, Hemingway screaming 'anyone want to fight' is maybe the most accurate portrayal of him ever done.




    (watched for this: letterboxd.com/jcstokes/list/scavenger-hunt-28-july-2017/ )