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  • A Most Violent Year

    A Most Violent Year

    ★★★★★

    When I heard that A Most Violent Year was so incredible that it earned comparisons to The Godfather, I truly thought that sentiment had to be overblown. I mean, it's the fucking GODFATHER. But about a third of the way through, the comparison already felt justified on an intellectual level. By the end, I was squealing with the same delight my first watch of The Godfather, Part II caused. It's an instant classic in the sense that it's original, fresh…

  • Dear White People

    Dear White People

    ★★★★

    As a high-achieving black high school student who could legitimately mark the "Multi-racial" box on the question about race/ethnicity, I had my pick of prestigious colleges. I didn't choose the school highest on the US News and Report rankings. Instead, I picked the school where my version of blackness would be most readily accepted. At the Ivy League school I visited, I was the only black person I saw outside of the airport during my two day stay. At another…

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  • In Bruges

    In Bruges

    ★★★★★

    What a conversation between Harry and Ken would sound like if they were talking about some lame person who doesn't like this movie:

    Harry: So he's having a really nice time watching In Bruges?
    Ken: Well, I'm having a really nice time watching In Bruges. I'm not sure it's really his cup of tea. 
    Harry: (Stunned silence) What? 
    Ken: You know... I'm not sure it's really his thing. 
    Harry: What do you mean it's not really his thing? What's that…

  • Heathers

    Heathers

    ★★★★½

    I tried to write a review, but I can't.

    All that's running through my head is "Dear Diary: My teen angst bullshit has a body count."

    I really wish I could rewind time and watch this as my high school self.