I think I lost myself a little bit in Cristin Milioti's eyes... And what a perfect use of Kate Bush's Cloudbusting!
Work It 2020
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Why was everyone pretending they were good at the end? Their final dance sucked yet somehow they won? I know noone's here for any kind of realism but come on. This literally called for an ending along the lines of "we stepped outside our comfort zone, pushed ourselves to the limit, had lots of fun in the process, and even though we lost each of us grew as a person and that's what counts".
The Scent of Green Papaya 1993
There is something very calming and poetic about this. Nothing much happens and not much is said, but it works wonderfully. The colours, the beautiful shots, the slow pace, the sound of food being prepared really soothe your mind. The last part is also incredibly sensual and enthralling. I'll definitely return to this whenever I feel particularly anxious or in need of something peaceful and gentle. It's a perfect film to watch on a warm August night.
Northanger Abbey 2007
Now I must give you one smirk, then we can be rational again.
How are all Jane Austen adaptations such great comfort films? Also, Mr Henry Tilney owns my heart 💖