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  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    ★★★

    - more awestruck harry-potter-esque shots of ryme city, this feels like a no brainer

    - detective pikachu!!!!!! HE LOOK SO SOFT!!!!!

    - the complex ethics of the pokéverse (which the games and the first movie do not shy away from) deserve a lot more attention. this film was perfectly set up to explore this instead, but instead we got a boring Family and Friendship Lesson that made absolutely no sense

    - main kid looked like he was acting in an…

  • Mistress America

    Mistress America

    ★★★★

    1) i loved this movie, but am disappointed i didn’t see it when it came out, because i would have *really* loved it then

    2) love being perceived (accurately) as a rotting carcass by a teenager 

    3) is it canon that Brooke is bipolar? Do Noah Baumbach characters have mental illness or just neuroses?

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  • Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

    Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

    ★★★★

    libraries: the only good institution

  • Win It All

    Win It All

    ★★★★½

    i really liked this movie... being addicted to feeling like a loser is a relatable trait lol

    in a gamblers anonymous meeting, eddie’s sponsor (key) does this perfect little guesture, he shrugs and puts up his hands like he’s being arrested and describes bottoming out like being an infant— the freedom and familiarity of “someone else has to take care of this mess now because there’s no way i can”

    but everything in win it all reeks of empathy and people just seem... good? and if that’s the case in this context then like... how “bad” could any of the rest of us really be?