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  • Black Mirror: San Junipero

    Black Mirror: San Junipero

    ★★★★★

    an exhale.

    that is what the inexplicable fourth episode of black mirror’s third season starts with, released dreamily as the heady rush of an ocean at night cascades into view. in its waves, there are reflections of a coastal town, drenched in neon and darkness. the concentration of lights almost looks like colored stars from far away, and up close, it certainly feels like one is floating through space, down crowded streets of stellar cars and clustered bodies. san junipero…

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★★★½

    this movie feels like something wrought from my own brain. it's a beast that's about as beautiful as it is messy with itself and as brave as it is afraid of itself. it's the adolescent version of a woman figuring she's only still a girl for a few more months when choice words hit too close to home and too close for comfort. you watch your crush have someone else confess to them and the world comes crashing down around…

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  • Never Been Kissed

    Never Been Kissed

    ★★★

    my family kept saying that i could do this and while it was mainly from the perspective of me possibly becoming a journalist after i graduate college, the implication that i'd still look like a high schooler in my 20s is what i got from it, but like, it's not like they're wrong, i just hate it

  • While You Were Sleeping

    While You Were Sleeping

    ★★★½

    might be in love with miss sandra bullock...

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