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  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    daniel craig’s tenure as bond is something i’ve known my entire life. i’ve grown up obsessing over the first three films, seeing him (and my perspective on the series) evolve with spectre, and now i have to come to terms with the idea that it all ends here. it’s almost surreal for me, having to let go. with that all said, i sincerely couldn’t be any happier with how it concludes. sure, there’s an argument to be made that the…

  • Magical Mystery Tour

    Magical Mystery Tour

    I love, love, love this movie. I’ve seen it four times now and I’m ready to call it one of my favorite films of all time, which I know is a weird take because even most die hard Beatles fans can’t find it within themselves to say much good about this movie. However, I’d argue this is their best of the five core films, and one of their finest accomplishments all together. 

    I’ll start with the fact that Magical Mystery…

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  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    first movie in the theater i’ve ever walked out of. not because it was bad — it is! — but that’s not the reason. the audience consisted of myself and a couple who sat a few rows behind me. i could never make what they were saying but they were talking the entire time. then at one point around ninety minutes in, the girl got up to (i assume) talk to an employee, while the guy yelled at me saying…

  • Wolf

    Wolf

    maybe it’s because i’m biased towards stories that deal with self discovery and personal identity, or maybe it’s because i haven’t seen any animal-based yorgos lanthimos movies yet, but i really enjoyed this. i think its ending was a little anticlimactic but up until that point i found a lot of this pretty touching even if the film’s metaphor was super on-the-nose. to an extent i understand the criticism thrown against this, but to dismiss this as pure nonsense is pretty shallow when there’s a lot to admire here. fuck conversion therapy

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  • Notes from Melanie

    Notes from Melanie

    ★½

    At the end of 2014, I watched Chris Stuckmann’s video of the best films of the year. I forget how I came across the video or why I even watched it, because I really didn’t care about movies at all then. But I did take a few recommendations from that video that looked interesting to me like Whiplash, and I ended up loving them. I began to watch his content regularly, and through seeking out more of the films he…

  • Megan Is Missing

    Megan Is Missing

    cw // sexual abuse

    My jaw dropped in disbelief when I opened Twitter yesterday only to see that Megan Is Missing was trending. 

    A couple years ago when I was watching some of the “most disturbing movies ever made,” I avoided this one because pretty much everyone who had seen the film has regarded it has one of the worst movies ever made. Hearing that the film had recently gone viral on TikTok of all things is still baffling to…