Nate Fried-Socarides

Nate Fried-Socarides

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Favorite films

  • Lady Bird
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Licorice Pizza

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  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★★★½

  • Drive My Car

    ★★★★½

  • Cyrano

    ★★★★

  • The Lost Daughter

    ★★★★

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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

    I wanna live in this weird, amazing, quirky, dumb, insane world Licorice Pizza creates forever. I never wanna leave. I've never seen a Paul Thomas Anderson movie before but I am fucking head over heels for this fucking movie. I can't even begin to fully tell y'all how much I adore it. Truly captures something I wish more movies would realize... life doesn't make any sense! It just doesn't! Things just trudge along, you enjoy what you enjoy, connect with…

  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    ★★★★★

    Makes me wanna run down the street screaming “I FUCKING LOVE MOVIES!!”. 

    Oh also, Ariana DeBose is winning the Oscar. You can take that to the fucking bank.

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  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★★★½

    Yes yes yes!!

    So charming and relatable. Touches on a topic that seems to be popular to talk about in movies lately (The Worst Person in the World, Licorice Pizza etc etc.) but manages to fully feel like it’s own thing. I adored Cooper Raiff’s performance here. He’s so sweet, charming, and funny; he’s a revelation to me. And Dakota Johnson is at the peak of her damn game. The best I’ve ever seen her. Really sold her character in…

  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "What can we do? We must live our lives."

    I admire this so much. So long, let no scene feels unnecessary. So slow, yet no scene is boring. So normally directed (at first glance), yet every frame feels beautiful.

    I don't know how Ryusuke Hamaguchi pulled this off, but I am truly in awe. Even at the beginning, when I didn't know what the film was getting at for so long, my eyes were locked on the screen. It was…

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