• Strangers

    Strangers

    “I want to be sad and worried and ecstatic with you, a little messiness and jealousy, even. I don’t just want to be your moments-of-happiness person.”

    Oh, Facebook Watch... that streaming service is the goddamn island of dreadfully overlooked content. The web series Strangers is the ultimate hidden gem. There should have been a season 3, but I feel like it ends in a satisfactory way. If you’re ever bored, blow the dust off your FB account and give this a chance.

  • The World to Come

    The World to Come

    ★★★★

    A movie quite like poetry. Conversations of sorrowful honestly (“My daughter Nellie would have been 5 today.”) and impending somethings (“I never want to be far from you.”). It all can feel a bit dreary but I love that there’s a dreaminess to the story as well, a diligent warmth that Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby bring to their characters. I found the narration very fitting as well, and I think it knocked something into place for me as far as pacing—it felt steady, purposeful, like reading a book. Anyways, watched this again so I could take some notes. I’m sad now <3

  • National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler

    National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler

    ★★★★★

    call me old fashioned, but i was raised to serve my queen. clean for her. cook for her and everything i do is for her. and if she burns my lost manuscript? that is on me! she caught me slipping and i will apologize and do better.

  • Gretel & Hansel

    Gretel & Hansel

    ★★

    great british bake off would call this style over substance

  • Murmur of Youth

    Murmur of Youth

    ★★★★

    A muscle beating away in your chest. The compacting grip of unrequited love—the fantasy and inevitable disappointment. A ticket booth, a soft place to land. The fast track to friendship. The closing of curtains—handle with care. There’s no better place. A letter left behind. The murmur of youth.


    Found this film quite randomly, but so glad I did.

  • Undine

    Undine

    ★★★★

    this gave me the creeps but in a fun way!

  • Reaching for the Moon

    Reaching for the Moon

    ★★★★

    Wow, the ending of this movie hit me like a freight train. So many complex emotions meticulously layered throughout—devotion and jealousy, lack of passion and the abundance of it. Even with this, the film never feels too muddled. There’s a rawness that shines through, especially with the voiceover of Elizabeth’s poem “One Art.” It’s a painfully truthful piece of literature that reminds us these two extraordinary women were real. They were godheads in their respective careers with the accolades and…

  • Far from the Madding Crowd

    Far from the Madding Crowd

    ★★★★★

    after seeing carey mulligan’s brilliant performance in promising young woman, this film was calling out to me. it did not disappoint <3

    the cinematography was achingly beautiful, and actually made me feel a bit ashamed i was watching on my laptop. the score is also lovely. i’m not very knowledgeable when it comes to scores but every time one catches my ear i add it to my ever-growing playlist.

    this is a new comfort film for me! i hope it gets some more views now that people are remembering carey mulligan IS the moment.

  • Muriel's Wedding

    Muriel's Wedding

    ★★★★

    me: i made a new friend
    therapist: real or muriel and rhonda waterloo scene from muriel’s wedding?

    ...

    me: muriel and rhonda waterloo scene from muriel’s wedding

  • Jumanji

    Jumanji

    ★★★★

    the implications of alan’s father and van pelt being played by the same actor and both pontificating what it means to be a man...... ALSO growing up is realizing that Jumanji is actually about being forced to reckon with childhood trauma and in turn learning how to help others work through it.

  • The Watermelon Woman

    The Watermelon Woman

    ★★★★

    oh, what a special film to be my 1000th on letterboxd!! i’ve been meaning to watch this one for YEARS and finally being able to love it makes me so happy. cheryl.... phew.... let’s talk about her.... (and her wardrobe which is making me sweat with envy)

  • Stuck in Love

    Stuck in Love

    ★★★½

    this movie is like a phoebe bridgers album—slaps so hard then boom conor oberst starts singing