Melody has written 374 reviews for films during 2018.

  • The Audrey Hepburn Story

    The Audrey Hepburn Story


    "I'll get you Mr. Frown All-the-time…"

    "Half the time I'm on stage I'm trying not to be seen…"

    This is more perfect than I even remembered or expected. One day I'll make a list of the best TV movies I've seen and this will so be on it. I saw it long before my current realisation of how much I Love Hewitt but I remember loving it so much even then, it may even have been what made me watch…

  • 200 Cigarettes

    200 Cigarettes


    I was not intending to watch this, but I thought I was done for the year watching Mermaids and Christina Ricci would make my most watched list look perfect but I had apparently already watched Mermaids in January so it didn't count so I needed another Christina movie and I remembered this was a New Year story too so… anyway… I was not prepared for her and Gaby Hoffmann's Noo Yawk accents…. anyway this just incredibly late 90s indie in…

  • The Day of the Triffids

    The Day of the Triffids


    ('kay I got my Letterboxd 10 most watched of 2018 list in order* but now I'm just trying to perfect it so grabbed the easiest Janette Scott movie I've not yet seen I could find…) I was kind of reeling from a little family incident and dealing with some twitter bullshit while watching this, but even considering that this was basically not a lot more than I expected, like it's basically War of the Worlds/Body Snatchers etc etc it doesn't…

  • Mermaids



    Even only half watched after a day of parental breakdown and twitter trolls this movie is perfect. Last day ever, ever of this year…

  • The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

    The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas


    "It's funny how God can forgive you but people can't. I wonder why that is."
    "Well that is because people are not very godly."

    "You can't legislate morality."

    Network after Network, South Park before South Park… one of my fave movies to watch at the end of the year for "Hard Candy Christmas" alone, this movie still hasn't got its due in my opinion, it's a masterpiece and becomes sadly more relevant every time I see it. Old review.


  • Love on Safari

    Love on Safari


    Lacey goes to Africa! But seriously I almost forgot this one already.

  • Wish I Was Here

    Wish I Was Here


    I've been putting this off for years 'cos I kind of can't stand Zach Braff, especially behind the camera (I kinda hated Garden State, sorry), but I actually kind of enjoyed it even though I don't quite understand why 'cos it does just about every awful thing I expected. The story basically entails Braff's self-centred failed actor slowly realising there are actually other people in the world yet because it's Braff centring Braff in Braff's story you just never quite…

  • The Brooke Ellison Story

    The Brooke Ellison Story


    "I refuse to give these kids false hope."
    "There's no such thing as false hope."

    I think I noticed Christopher Reeve directed this when I added it to my watchlist last year but it'd slipped my mind until I went to log it here, and that sort of makes sense of the fact that, while this is very old school true story TV movie cheesy, it's really powerful in the heart department in a way I'm sure it wouldn't be…

  • The Kissing Booth

    The Kissing Booth


    "The only thing I had that he didn't was you."

    …wow, what a great friend… it's almost like the writer decided to ignore character when it didn't suit the desired level of drama. Though I guess that's very high school now that I say it.

    (so much good Joey stuff in this though)

  • The Ref

    The Ref


    "Is this a Christmas story?"
    "Who cares? My forehead is blistering…"

    "Is it real coffee? Or some Scandinavian Christmas potion?"

    There aren't many Kevin Spacey movies I'd watch at this particular point in time but I did remember that (as in Swimming with Sharks, which I might end the year with, which is also slightly Christmassy) he spends much of the movie tied to a chair being abused (though to a significantly lesser extent than in Sharks). I think the…

  • Quarantine



    I still kinda think this one's surprisingly good, and the only thing really wrong with it is that it's completely unnecessary. I made an argument for those who don't like (or simply don't feel like) subtitles in my old review below* but, honestly, [Rec] is one of those movies that works even if you don't read the subtitles. Anyway I just watched it to round out my Joey King stats for the year lol, it'll be [Rec] all the way…

  • Elevator Girl

    Elevator Girl


    The most notable thing about this one is how tiny Joey King is in it yet Lacey Chabert looks exactly the same as she did in her latest. Other than that it's the usual, relatively sweet, traditionally socially incompatible couple nevertheless falls in love, etc, etc. The guy in this one is really quite an asshole though and Lacey deserved better, I spent the last 20 minutes hoping it wouldn't have the ending it obviously has 'cos it's Hallmark.