Mikey

"I perform, discreetly, lunatic chores"

place and time, mostly place

5: sacred
4: <3
3: like
2: bleh
1: boo

Favorite films

  • Fireworks
  • All That Heaven Allows
  • Romeo + Juliet
  • Le Bonheur

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  • The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★½

  • House of Gucci

    ★★★½

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★

  • I, Robot

    ★½

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    The Trial of the Chicago 7

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