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  • The Edge of Seventeen

    The Edge of Seventeen

    ★★★★½

    “I think some deranged part of me likes thinking I’m the only one with real problems. Like, that makes me special.”

    “You know ever since we were little, I would get this feeling like, like I’m floating outside of my body looking down on myself. And I hate what I see. How I’m acting, the way I sound. And I don’t know how to change it. And I’m so scared that that feeling is never gonna go away.”

    I just…

  • The Edge of Seventeen

    The Edge of Seventeen

    ★★★★

    “I had the worst thought: I’ve got to spend the rest of my life with myself”

    NADINE REALLY CAME FOR ME WITH THAT ONE, HUH.

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  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★★★

    Current mood: having yet another existential crisis thanks to Patricia Arquette’s line reading of “I just thought there would be more”.

  • Mary Poppins Returns

    Mary Poppins Returns

    ★★★½

    Mary Poppins Returns may not quite be “practically perfect in every way”, but it delivers enough “spoonfuls of (cinematic) sugar” for a overly sweet, cozy, and charming holiday viewing nonetheless.

    For starters, Emily Blunt is positively sublime as the titular magical nanny. She handles both droll deadpan wit and the deeper, more emotionally resonant plot beats with grace and paints Mary Poppins with depth and empathy. Blunt also slays the vocal performances and dance choreography (as expected) without a false…