• Amélie

    Amélie

    ★★★★★

    I love this so much. So, so much. The colors, the narration, the quirkiness, EVERYTHING.

  • Sixteen Candles

    Sixteen Candles

    This did NOT sit well with at ALL. Shame, I was really looking forward to this and I genuinely hoped it would progressively get better, but instead I had to sit through 1 and a half hour of agony. Cute ending though, I guess. I just do not see the appeal of why this is considered an iconic teen cult movie.

  • 10 Things I Hate About You

    10 Things I Hate About You

    ★★★½

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

    Cute. Overly trope-y but I guess that's what it's trying to do anyway, and it works, so.

    Bianca is annoying, but I understand the appeal; Cameron is /incredibly/ annoying but I guess I could respect his hussle; Patrick is hot and charming, and had it not been for the fact that I'm more attracted to his counterpart I think he might've swayed me; Kat I'd like to marry, but not before telling her prom isn't that deep and although I…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★★

    What a delightful watch. Engaging, humorous, and wonderfully picturesque. And with Saoirse Ronan, too? That list I got this from was absolutely right, this /is/ a cinematic warm hug.

  • Before Sunrise

    Before Sunrise

    ★★★★½

    How beautifully authentic in its execution.

    I love how they set up the plot that everyone would consider to be one of their whimsical romantic fantasies (meeting a person who you instantly had a connection with in a foreign country and spending a day talking about everything and nothing with them) to be so mundane. And maybe that's way it's so ironically magical. You'd think it's not something that usually happens, but then you see this movie about two random…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★

    The last 20 minutes gave me so much whiplash.

    A beautiful tale of love, dream, and ambition, and how even though all you ever want is for all these things to have one way up, sometimes they clash and demand to be taken to different directions. It doesn't mean it's not going up, still.

  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    As someone who wants to go into law someday, the setting was engaging enough in itself.

    Other than that, I found the story rather uninspiring. Unnecessarily complex with no substance and cohesion, almost like in a Kafkaesque way without the redeeming qualities of what makes one work worthy of being called Kafkaesque. I get that it's based on a real story, but I just wish they gave it more... depth? In a way. The ending was to be expected, as…