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  • Private Life

    Private Life

    ★★★★

    I may be biased because I love this type of movie, but this really caught me by surprise. This is genuinely great, with probably the best script of the year. The direction and comedic timing are fantastic, and the characters and their story feel truly fleshed out and authentic. As hilarious as it heartwarming as it is bittersweet. The last scene had my heart pounding way more than it should have, and that’s just further proof of how effective it was.

  • Cold War

    Cold War

    ★★★

    On paper, I should have loved this, but the lack of development for the romance made it really hard for me care or feel invested. Yeah, they were in love, but why, exactly? The movie wants me to care, but never gives me a reason to. That aside, there is still a lot of beauty to be found here. This is one of the best looking films I’ve seen all year, the musical scenes and the music in general are…

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    2017, to say at the least, has been a hard year. With hurricane Maria leaving me without power from September until literally two weeks ago, being at my worst mental health during the summer, my grandma passing the week of my birthday, and a fire in my kitchen on Christmas, it’s been eventful and stressful. But, when I look back and think, even with all the bad, there is one, one huge thing, that I couldn’t be more grateful for.…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    Just finished watching this on the plane and was reminded of why I love this film so much. This is my seventh watch, and every time I'm left feeling a different way. Sometimes I'm left feeling crushed, other times somewhere in between sad 
    and happy, but today I was left feeling strangely optimistic. I feel hopeful, empowered, and overall joyful. Makes me feel like everything's gonna be alright. Sometimes you have to make sacrifices to accomplish your dream, and that's…