filmstudentalex

filmstudentalex

not a film student anymore, but still like films, so there’s that

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  • In The Heights

    In The Heights

    ★★★★

    What can I say, I’m a whore for movie musical adaptations?!

    Best product placement for Tide in a movie that genuinely fits into the narrative😌

  • The Seven Year Itch

    The Seven Year Itch

    ★★★½

    this man... the delusion!

    A wacky slapstick comedy by the king of classical hollywood filmmaking (or at least in my books👀) Billy Wilder directs this funny romp following a husband left alone after his wife and child leave for summer vacation when bombshell Ms. Monroe moves upstairs. I would say hell breaks loose but it really doesn’t as this is a very safe film for its era with an ending that had me like “yeah.. that makes sense”.

    This movie…

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  • Fatal Attraction

    Fatal Attraction

    ★★★★

    “I’m not going to be IGNORED Dan”

    It’s Glenn Close for me

    I mean it’s sexy, it’s stylish and seems like a definitive piece of 80s cinema, so yeah think it’s pretty great. The film works excellently as a thriller and winds you into this erotic tale of deceit and obsession as we delve into Dan and Alex’s affair, where each next scene feels like a ticking time bomb coming to that explosive finale. Also, Glenn Close genuinely should have…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★½

    Um.. yeah I got that? I think🤔 The Surreality of it all and ooh yeah very Lynchian (me saying this after only having watched Blue Velvet, but after this, I definitely get the jist) as it shows the underbelly and harsh reality behind the glamour of Hollywood through the story of Diane slowly revealing the truth, alongside other subplots which I kinda understood.

    The blue box, that singer in the club, those mini grandparents, so much surreal stuff that made…