• Ponyo

    Ponyo

    ★★★★

    cute ponyo ponyo yes wholesome fishies ponyo

  • Greener Grass

    Greener Grass

    ★★★½

    this felt like a fever dream
    soccer mom soccer mom soccer mom soccer mom

  • Vivarium

    Vivarium

    ★½

    wicked concept for a short but it did not work for a feature film. saying that it dragged would be an understatement. 

    if this is in your watchlist: just watch the trailer

  • mid90s

    mid90s

    ★★★★½

    jesus smoked cigarettes

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    I WAS SO TENSE THE ENTIRE TIME OMG AND THAT LAST SCENE IS ACTUALLY TERRIFYING

  • Vagabond

    Vagabond

    ★★★★★

    to what extent can you be free? a melancholy & somber film. her essence captured by everyone, but never her. the words of strangers rush from their mouths and cloud w their ignorance of human depth and complexity.

    “i know, i don’t have the right look” 

    w so many people, so many voices, so many opinions, so many thoughts on one single fleeting girl. and to see her, on screen, as she is- we form our own thoughts and perceive her in our own way. this is great film making.

  • Fallen Angels

    Fallen Angels

    ★★★★

    editing and cinematography are the only aspects i actually enjoyed. the style is one-of-a-kind: truly amazing. everything else felt ~meh~ 

    the story line was a bit strange and most of the times didn't give explanations to what was going on (?) or why they did what they did. all the characters involved seemed to lack a greater depth and were only slightly interesting bc of their shared pain due to impermanence. cool concept- explored: decently (?)

  • Stranger Than Paradise

    Stranger Than Paradise

    ★★★★½

    new york, cleveland, and paradise (aka florida): “you come to someplace new, and everything looks the same”
    there is essentially zero plot but it focuses on characters and their responses to their surroundings. it shows the trio going from place to place only to find dissatisfaction. what are they looking for? or what are they trying to flee from? depicts quite nicely how emotions impact how we perceive the world.

    the film plays a lot w projection of insecurities and struggles…

  • Lolita

    Lolita

    ★★★

    it’s been days since i started this movie, i paused many times (and watched other movies in between) bc i was v disturbed.

  • If Anything Happens I Love You

    If Anything Happens I Love You

    ½

    looks at my sister & her food she hasn’t touched:
    “i’m not wasting my food on this” *checks runtime*

    so so manipulative. even my 12yo sister knew this was insensitive... this kinda of exploitation of emotions reminds me of that god-awful movie w robert pattinson where makers didn’t know how to end it so they plainly said he died in 9/11 to get the audience to feel something. exploiting tragedies: how low can u get?

    empty message.

  • 17 Again

    17 Again

    ★★★½

    recently added to netflix, did it for the nostalgia. more uncomfortable than i remember. funny but like,,, almost incest (???) 
    she growled at her dad,, & attempted role play??? nooooo 
    do you think they broke the news to her? how do you continue to live normally after that?

  • Julie & Julia

    Julie & Julia

    ★★★

    this resulted in my sister and i imitating julia child’s accent for literally everything afterwards