ValCal

I EAT AND I WATCH THINGS.

live for true crime.
die for jake gyllenhaal.

Favorite films

  • Pineapple Express
  • Zodiac
  • Superbad
  • Pride & Prejudice

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  • Tokyo Revengers

    ★★★★★

  • Untold: Deal with the Devil

    ★★★½

  • The Guilty

    ★★★★

  • Killing Them Softly

    ★★★

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  • But I'm a Cheerleader

    But I'm a Cheerleader

    ★★★½

    "I can't wait to be straight"

    Ugh this movie is like... Shitposting made film. And I say that in the best way possible. The humor is so sarcastic and ahead of its time, yet the whole thing is also pure 90's glory.

    I mean:

    A Michelle Williams cameo
    A Julie fucking Delpy cameo
    Clea Duvall being the original sexy 90's lesbian
    Campy, colorful, gender reveal-esque aesthetic.
    So in your face you cringe and laugh at the same time.
    Even the credits are in on the joke.

    I see no fails, only wins.
    Also, is this where Lohanthony went?

    Shoutout @clovismarion for the recommendation!

  • Before Midnight

    Before Midnight

    ★★★★

    "Like sunlight, sunset, we appear and we disappear. And we are so important to some, but we are just passing through."

    So sad and so true, just like this movie. Does Linklater hold the truth to love? Is it even worth it to get so worked up and nostalgic about romance and idealized love, when we're just passing through and everything ends so fucking fast? What seems like the greatest moment of our life, at some point, comes to be…

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  • Kate

    Kate

    ★★★½

    Holy Mary Elizabeth Winstead 🔥🤘🏻😭🤘🏻🔥

    This was the epitome of BADASS, I was not expecting to like it this much but bitch I cried.

    It goes into the same category as Jolt and Atomic Blonde, but somehow this one was way better? Maybe it was that sick Japanese soundtrack? Or maybe it's just the fact that MEW is ridiculously perfect for the role and Miku Martineau brought so much to the table as well. I mean the whole 'hitman with a heart' trope usually comes with a kid, but Ani was a pretty refreshing character and they both had great chemistry.

  • Why Did You Kill Me?

    Why Did You Kill Me?

    ★★

    Is the world running out of actually good true crime cases?

    I mean... Not that I want people to suffer, don't get me wrong, but this slowburn of a random gang kill story is simply not compelling enough. Why do a Netflix documentary about it?

    It's another case of "the family has to take charge because the police is too stupid and close-minded to actually get justice done". Maybe I've watched too much true crime so nothing surprises me anymore, idk, but even though I appreciated the lack of reenactments and how they got inventive with the storytelling, this was pretty meh.