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  • Melancholia

    Melancholia

    ★★★★

    So what you're saying is, if the world ever comes to an abrupt end, my years of depression will have been useful.

    Edit March 2020: it's social distancing time and this review has aged so well for me.

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★½

    Brad Pitt’s character, Cliff Booth, drives a blue VW Karman Ghia convertible (notably at unnecessarily high speed, down the windy Cielo Drive). The Bride drives a blue VW Karman Ghia convertible in Kill Bill Vol 2. This is also happens to be the infamous car that Tarantino forced Uma Thurman to drive until it crashed, causing Uma major injury and nearly killing her. 

    The story goes that Uma insisted that she did not feel comfortable driving the car (particularly not…

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  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs

    ★★★★

    Has the same problems as any extended member of the Groundhog Day family, and maybe it didn’t quite live up to the festival buzz, but it’s pretty darn charming, and with a bit of a bite. I just so happened to be in the mood for a bittersweet romcom/dish that plays with time, so Palm Springs really landed for me.

    A girl I went to college with worked on this movie. Her partner is the production designer, and he tends…

  • Like a Boss

    Like a Boss

    ★½

    Love the cast, but honestly I resorted to speed-watching this. Maybe I wasn’t in the mood, or maybe it just wasn’t that funny.

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