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  • Landline

    Landline

    ★★★★

    this is really more like a 3.75, because the pacing is really off in some places + i hate the title + cheating just... makes me feel really Gross but what can you really do when it's the subject of the whole film 

    but it's also not the only subject, and everything else about this really is so sweet and lovely and good god Edie Falco is a force with which to be reckoned. the scene on the bathroom floor…

  • What We Do in the Shadows

    What We Do in the Shadows

    ★★★★½

    i started this last night around midnight and was busting the fuck up far too loudly for that hour of night

    but then because i'm an old lady i zoinked out so i had to finish it this morning

    i was laughing just as loudly. i'm still laughing as i'm reading through other people's reviews and seeing what quotes everyone pulled

    this is funny, fresh, and reminded me so much of my own childhood. not that i was a vampire…

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  • In a Heartbeat

    In a Heartbeat

    ★★★★

    y'all can spare 4 minutes to watch this here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2REkk9SCRn0

    you know how sometimes, if you're sad enough, it's as if you can feel your whole heart grow heavy in your chest cavity? like the ribs and sternum caging that tired muscle might really break?

    and you know how sometimes, when you've got a Crush-with-a-capital-C on someone, it kind of feels the same? you've got jitterbugs in your gut. you're flushed. the difference between elation & dread grows smaller with each…

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★

    here is a little slice of humanity for you: when the credits started to roll, i couldn't move. i didn't want to say anything. i was crying & i was trying to compose myself.
    the majority of the audience got up to leave after applauding. a few people lingered, me and sam included, the people sitting behind us included, too. the theater starts to fall silent as everyone leaves.
    then, suddenly & softly, the man sitting behind me goes, "well. that was…