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Favorite films

  • Princess Mononoke
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Brokeback Mountain

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  • Smiling Friends

    ★★★★½

  • Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

    ★★★

  • The Black Phone

    ★★★

  • Elvis

    ★★★½

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  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★★

    Emotional, moving, and at times uncomfortably relatable, like when your computer screen goes black and all you're left with is yourself

    It doesn't help that I'm around the same age as Julie here and am currently living what she experiences and struggles with throughout the film, won't be forgetting this one any time soon

    Also I too, would become the Worst Person in the World™ if someone abruptly changed songs while I was getting my life to "1 Thing" by Amerie

    “I feel like a spectator in my own life. Like I’m playing a supporting role in my own life.”

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    It’s been 3 days since my first viewing and it’s still all I think about; the wound is still fresh and I keep picking at it like a scab that won’t ever permanently heal, I think I'm haunted

    To say this film has caused me irreparable emotional damage and forever changed the trajectory of my life would be an understatement, my eyes and sinuses hate me for crying so much

    Also I’ve basically conditioned myself to cry on command whenever…

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  • Smiling Friends

    Smiling Friends

    ★★★★½

    Has all the hallmarks of an Adult Swim animated series: colorful characters, surreal & absurd humor, occasionally terrifying, playfully merging mediums and art styles, all packed into 10-12 minute episodes

    I was previously familiar with the co-creators' animated works from YouTube and I instantly recognized the style and I was not disappointed, it recently got renewed for another season and I can't wait for more!

  • The Black Phone

    The Black Phone

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Decent supernatural thriller carried by great performances from the two young leads, and a menacing Ethan Hawke (shout out to his big meaty man titties in that one scene, whew)

    Also for a movie about a child murderer, it was very safe, I was expecting at least some graphic butchering or two, but instead the most disturbing/uncomfortable scene was the daughter getting beat by her abusive alcoholic dad (that they go back to in the end 😐)

    Overall an adequate…

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  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★½

    From Elvis the Pelvis to Elvis the Movie Star to Elvis: The King of Vegas

    Austin Butler was fantastic and extremely convincing, hated whenever the Colonel was on screen which means Tom Hanks did a good job too! The first 15-20 minutes or so were very chaotic and fast-paced and the runtime is a little long, but besides that I think this was very adequate retelling and tribute to The King himself (the audience in my theater clapped when it…

  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★★

    James Wan you crazy bastard. This completely subverted any expectations I had based on the trailers and I really enjoyed it!

    Seemingly straightforward premise that ends up being 200% more bonkers than it initially presents itself to be, and with stellar camerawork and a great score to boot. Yup, sounds like a James Wan film to me.

    Enjoyed the giallo-type pacing, although the shift to action horror in the final act was a little jarring. But I embraced the over-the-top campiness, felt like I was watching a scene out of Blade or Underworld.