michelle @ Sundance 2022

michelle @ Sundance 2022

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23. Half-woman, half-School-of-Rock-trivia-bot.

Favorite films

  • Memento
  • The Wailing
  • My Winnipeg
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

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  • Nobody

    ★★★

  • The French Dispatch

    ★★★★★

  • It's a Sin

  • Sing 2

    ★★

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  • Final Destination

    Final Destination

    There’s something that feels irreplicable about the horror movies of the late ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, and early 2000s. The birth of the found-footage flick; the naissance of iconic boogeymen like Freddie, Pinhead, Jason, and Ghostface; the cementing of tropes like death by sex and the final girl as integral to the genre, for better or worse.

    Today's horror is much more meditative, allegorical, and introspective. And while there are several explanations for a shift from ostentatious gore seen in movies…

  • Cusp

    Cusp

    Film #17 of Sundance Film Festival 2021

    Cusp is a documentary that is equal-parts upsetting and illuminating. It perfectly spotlights the ways in which some girls are forced to grow up prematurely, purely because they have little to no supportive infrastructure surrounding them. It's a good documentary, but I can't help but feel that it is extremely exploitative. Teenaged girls goofing off, talking inappropriately amongst themselves, shouldn't be put to screen (unless in a fictional film! I'm not trying to…

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  • Nobody

    Nobody

    As a long-suffering member of the NUMTOTs corps, I'm happy to see public transport play such a pivotal role in the plot of this movie.

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★★

    While I love (most of) Wes Anderson's movies, there was always something about his style that felt disingenuous to me: beautiful to look at but difficult to connect to. I thought that had to with character but now I see it was entirely due to plot. This is all to say, The French Dispatch is not only my favourite Wes Anderson movie, it is probably my favourite movie of 2021 ... and all because of the anthology style. Dedicating roughly…

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★½

    Yes I did cry ... that finale MAN. I have placed all of my hopes and dreams for the future of cinema in Damien Chazelle's hands and, I'll be honest, I am completely relaxed and at peace. This man understands cinema - he understands art AND music.

    Whiplash was my second favourite movie of 2014 (after Nightcrawler) and so I was extremely excited to see La La Land. From the VERY first moment, this film captivates you, drawing you into…

  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

    What makes a movie perfect? Its plot? Its performances? Its cinematography?? I don't know: I can't tell you because I don't believe that an all-encompassing, divine, perfect movie exists. But from my view point, Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is as close as it gets.

    Ever since I was young, my parents took me and my little brother to art galleries and museums. I didn't appreciate them until about five years ago, when I was thirteen, when I was absolutely touched…