Melody

I'm not even supposed to be here today.
(going back in time one year per month)

Favorite films

  • Lawn Dogs
  • Ramona and Beezus
  • Playing by Heart
  • The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

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  • Stalag 17

  • Lea to the Rescue

    ★★★★

  • Dutch

    ★★★★

  • Pieces of April

    ★★★★★

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  • Julie & Julia

    Julie & Julia

    ★★★★★

    “I feel like I’m communicating with Julia Child over space and time on a deep spiritual, mystical level - but, mostly I’m just talking to myself.”

    Some movies make me understand why some people never give the maximum star rating to a movie, or none at all; so that there’s a little headroom for those cinematic experiences that truly transcend any marker of quality… Julie & Julia is one of those movies for me.

    When we say “greater than the sum…

  • The English Patient

    The English Patient

    ★★★★★

    "I'll always go back to that church, and look at my paintings."
    "I'll always go back to that church."
    "One day we'll meet."

    "Read me to sleep."

    Dissecting this movie in any way seems to go against what I believe is its whole point… it's a movie I've generally just let wash over me in the past without really thinking what it's about, just that it really moved me in ways no other movie did, and that's probably the way…

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  • Stalag 17

    Stalag 17

    This went completely over my head, I gotta admit. I was meant to watch it last week and chose movies I actually wanted to watch instead, but I had time for a movie tonight and decided to go hard and choose one that might surprise me. Lesson learned lol.

  • Lea to the Rescue

    Lea to the Rescue

    ★★★★

    I just love these movies and everything they represent and the weird time capsule element of them this actually feels older than 2016 now that I'm mentioning that element… anyway… yes to Nadia Tass coming back to direct too, I wasn't ready for that (much as I was grudgingly satisfied with the Vince Marcello ones). This movie happens to be insane… but if anything I loved it more for that…

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  • The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

    The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

    ★★★★★

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

    Someone reminded me how much I love this film today (it doesn't take much really) n I figured I should explain here since it's in my 4 favourites… this is just a copy paste of a review I wrote last year when it came out on blu-ray…

    The Little Mermaid II is honestly turning into one of my favourite movies in a very serious way. There are too many abominable reviews of it out there and I've been meaning to…

  • Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael

    Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael

    ★★★★½

    "I don't like the way some people treat you, but you don't really help them out, Dinky."
    "Bye."

    "I'm beyond men."

    "I wanted this. I really did."
    "It's good to want things."

    Like the hyper-feminine Heathers trampling the flowerbed to Que Sera Sera, the way Winona dresses and acts in the first half of this movie - the kinda sorta love interest Thomas Wilson Brown looks more like a girl than she does - had to have got inside me…