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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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  • Us

    Us

    ★★★½

    I think every movie from now on should have at least one Lupita, if not more.

  • Keanu

    Keanu

    ★★½

    It's really simple; I see a cat on the poster, I watch.

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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.…

  • Fearless

    Fearless

    ★★★½

    Isabella Rossellini is on a whole other level than anyone in this movie (and it's a genuinely great cast). She's like a ray of beauty & grace and she elevated the entire film—the heart is for her. I didn't particularly feel for the main characters, but I was very moved by her pain, confusion, and helplessness as the wife of a plane crash survivor whose trauma and denial wreck his daily life and his relationship with his loved ones.