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    ★★

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

    I don't get the appeal. But I think it's because the movie spoiled itself pretty early on. If you paid attention really closely, you'll notice that the school the girl goes to is "the home of the catfish" and when the father logs in into Twitter, the trending topic is #catfish lol. Both appearances show up fairly early on in the film – the first third at least – so I didn't feel caught up in the story as an…

  • Crazy Rich Asians

    Crazy Rich Asians

    ★★★★

    Repsweat: "It's the idea of sweating it out over representation, that feeling of: 'I don't even need to like this thing, but I need it to win.'"

    That was me going into the movie. I've been positively obsessed with this movie for the past two months - reading all the spoilers, following all the critical reviews, checking box office numbers every day... I needed it to succeed in North America because I knew that if it succeeded in Canada or…

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  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    ★½

    You know those tiny seconds between the time when the final frames of a movie fade to black and the time when the movie credits first appear on-screen? Yeah. For this movie, those seconds were the longest seconds in my entire month.

    Holy fucking shit, this movie was awful. I don't see how it's award-winning at all. Casey Affleck essentially plays a wooden board the entire damn movie. A wooden board to match the wooden house the movie is set…

  • Mr. Six

    Mr. Six

    ★★½

    Fellow Letterboxd-ers, have you ever asked yourselves if other theatre audience members can ruin an entire movie for you? Because yes, they totally can. And seeing that this is these Letterboxd entries are labelled as "diary entries", I'm gonna do exactly that. Write a diary entry about this movie rather than a review.

    Because Wu Yifan fans fucking ruined my #TIFF15 cinema experience with their piracy methods. Like Jesus fucking Christ, we are about 20+ minutes into the movie, will…