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  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★★

    Tonight, I did something I haven’t done in a while. I tried on an old polo shirt from my high school uniform. It was a green one—rare—that you could only get as a hand-me-down because they didn’t make them anymore. It still fits. Tightly, I must admit, but it still does. That part of my life isn’t as far behind me as I think it is. Maybe it never will be.

    Here’s the thing. I went to catholic school. Or…

  • Rebecca

    Rebecca

    ★★★★★

    Q: Who is your favorite cinematic ghost?
    A: Mrs. Danvers from Rebecca.

    Q: Not Patrick Swayze, or Beetlejuice, or someone from The Others or The Sixth Sense? Casper, maybe? 
    A: No, no. It's Mrs. Danvers.

    Q: She's not a real ghost, though. 
    A: Well, she arrives and leaves very suddenly, as if from nowhere, and she always glides. Oh! And she never blinks!

    Q: Ghosts don't blink?
    A: Some do. Not Mrs. Danvers.

    Q: If Mrs. Danvers is a ghost,…

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  • Duck Butter

    Duck Butter

    ★★

    Insufferable.

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★

    This was such an enjoyable watch, both modest and fun. It knows what it is, it loves the genre enough pay tribute to it and to play with its codes, and it showcases some fabulous knitwear in the process. Anything that has a tight mystery and emphasizes the importance of kindness is a major win in my book.

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  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★½

    I’ve been wondering how to phrase this review, how to organize my thoughts and feelings, trying to determine whether or not sharing them is worth it for my own well-being. Writing all this down has definitely helped me release at least some of the tension, heartbreak, and anger I’ve been harboring. There will be spoilers, which I don’t care to flag because I wish I had been warned, explicitly, of the gory details. So tread lightly, or not at all.…

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★★★

    In the name of the MOTHER (Greta Gerwig), the DAUGHTER (Saoirse Ronan), and the HOLY SPIRIT (Louisa May Alcott), a(wo)men!

    (I have lots of thoughts and especially lots of feelings, which will take time to put in writing, but I am filled with warmth & joy & gratitude. This is a very beautiful and generous gift. It feels as if Gerwig has done something beyond an adaptation—it is an act of love & respect, an explicit acknowledgement of legacy. This is a love…