• Spencer

    Spencer

    struck a really personal chord for me with its depiction of mental illness. not sure why.
    really really uncomfortable in a way where i couldn’t look away.

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    probably edgar wright’s worst film but still pretty entertaining. 
    atj and the music are the best parts of the movie.

  • Dune

    Dune

    pretty faithful to the book. only a couple of noticeable deviations and they seemed to mostly be in service of helping transition the novel from page to screen.
    cast was solid, especially rebecca ferguson.
    eager to see the sequel

  • Malignant

    Malignant

    only watched the last hour or so
    very entertaining schlock with a solid, unique monster and some really great body horror
    doesn’t pull any punches and relies much more on camera tricks than it does audio cues for its scares, which was nice to see in a james wan movie.
    having color tinted lighting in your scary movie doesn’t magically make it giallo. movie felt more frank henenlotter-esque if you ask me.

  • The Ocean Waif

    The Ocean Waif

    need me an ocean waif

  • Valley of the Dolls

    Valley of the Dolls

    you could just say anything in the 60s huh.

  • The Night Porter

    The Night Porter

    didnt love it but it was weird in a good way.
    stylish, but soft and bright look of the film are a weird contrast with the really morbid subject matter and narrative. never really made me feel any tension or sadness even though tense and sad things were occurring on screen. the blocking and framing of most of the shots reminded me of a ballet or really choreographed musical, like something bob fosse would have worked on.

  • Annie Hall

    Annie Hall

    embarassed to admit i hadn’t seen this until today

    10/10, thank you olivia for showing this to me after tons of people telling me to watch it for ages

  • October (Ten Days that Shook the World)

    October (Ten Days that Shook the World)

    cool piece of history that really stands out among films of the era with its gritty, highly contrasted visual style, lack of major characters, and long oberservational shots of russian peasant and military lifestyle.

    pacing is all over the place so the middle 45 minutes kind of drag because the filmmakers decided to focus on historically insignificant meetings and minor squabbles amongst russian elites instead of sticking to the focus on the bolsheviks and peasant class established early in the…

  • Saw

    Saw

    olivia’s first time watching saw (she immediately guessed who jigsaw is and i am so proud of her)

    visual style and editing are really charming but also really show the movies age

    could have been a legitimately terrifying horror film if it had better direction. there’s a lot of good foundation, james wan just executed it in a messy, but probably more entertaining way

  • It's Such a Beautiful Day

    It's Such a Beautiful Day

    fuck.

    fell asleep before the last 15 minutes but man this movie is even more depressing now than when i first saw it.

  • Blue Valentine

    Blue Valentine

    only thing i didn’t love about this movie was the fact that they decided to give ryan gosling a receding hairline to show he had entered his 30s

    amazing pacing and performances from the two leads, ending sequence was like a gut punch to the heart 

    made olivia cry more than once in <2 hours