disneydreamdiary has written 18 reviews for films rated ★★ .

  • Puparia

    Puparia

    You love to see it.

  • 365 Days

    365 Days

    ★★

    Porn for teenage girls: Goes mainstream

    Mainstream audiences and critics: What? I don't... even is this? Why did he kidnap her? This doesn't seem moral. I don't think this is feminist. I don't feel safe. Where is Iron Man. Where is Dumbledore.

  • Only Angels Have Wings

    Only Angels Have Wings

    ★★

    >Only Angels Have Wings
    >directed by Howard Hawks

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    >About overcoming one's ego
    >Mike D'Angelo's favorite movie

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    >Stars Cary Grant
    >He can't carry the movie

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  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    This is so meta and smart that I was looking forward to the director himself stepping into frame at the end and explaining how it was actually "Rian Johnson 'whodunnit'" for writing such a killer screenplay so I was a bit miffed when the perpetrator ended up just being the entire audience.

  • Night Is Short, Walk on Girl

    Night Is Short, Walk on Girl

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    My disbelief can only extend so far and a movie about a dude following his dreamgirl through a midsummer night's metaphysical bacchanalia ending with the two going out on a coffee date is that exact point. Shakespeare didn't die for this.

  • Shadow of a Doubt

    Shadow of a Doubt

    ★★

    Pretty much every famous female centric self-insert wish fulfillment fantasy film I've seen from before Twilight just feels like Twilight with the candid sexuality sanded off and replaced with moral contrivance and being almost as big a fan of sex as I am of Twilight I simply cannot support it.

  • The Red Shoes

    The Red Shoes

    I'll admit this was an incredibly elaborate and subtle way for Powell and Pressburger to frame Moira Shearer's legs and butt for a few shots but this whole "color" gimmick can only take that kind of thing so far for me.

  • My Bloody Valentine

    My Bloody Valentine

    ★★

    Grateful this exists if only because Loveless by The Texas Chainsaw Massacre just doesn't have the same je ne sais quoi.

  • All Is True

    All Is True

    ★★

    There's this Japanese adventure game wherein players are given agency to invade the dreams of a sweatered hikikomori, who is also their avatar. Discussions of this game typically center around probing its protagonist's psyche, what insight the dreams give into her character, and what sort of trauma led her to reclusion. This is, in my opinion, an analytical faux pas, which engenders mostly pure speculation. Yume Nikki (lit. "dream diary") is better read through the lens of its mechanics, where…

  • FLCL

    FLCL

    Revisiting this in your twenties is like watching your imaginary friends from middle school all die slowly.

  • Finding Nemo

    Finding Nemo

    Pixar does not make children’s films. It has yet to make a single one. When you make a film aimed at an audience or a demographic, you are making the insane claim that you have the ability to read minds. Most bad big-budget movies are made for an audience. Pixar, on the other hand, makes movies its employees want to see. At some point in production it has to make sure that the film is still suitable for a young…

  • Totally Fucked Up

    Totally Fucked Up

    Totally Fucked Up is Gregg Araki's fourth debut feature and also the first in perhaps the only trilogy to actually get better by like powers of ten. None of the diabetic sweetness of his subsequent masterpieces is here, and the mockumentary format negates much of his ability to make the Valley feel uncanny. There's always the risk of infecting the audience with ennui when doing a film about it, and if that was Gregg's intent, he more than succeeds; but…