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  • Lady Bird
  • Before Sunset
  • Columbus
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

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  • Ready or Not

  • Black Widow

  • Zola

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  • Manhunter

    Manhunter

    manhunter

    listen i did NOT spend the better part of some of my formative years (2013-2015) running an NBC Hannibal fanblog to not dust off my mostly dormant Red Dragon and Silence of the Lambs fangirling every now and then ok

    this is such a thoughtful, dark, and SUCCESSFUL adaptation of Red Dragon. the character of Hannibal Lecter has, in many ways, seeped beyond its origins and permeated pop culture's consciousness. Anthony Hopkins' 1991 film portrayal defined the blueprint of…

  • Ready or Not

    Ready or Not

    i (someone who was raised playing board games very competitively) really enjoyed this, while my boyfriend (someone who vehemently hates all games) did not

    that’s called “balancing each other out”

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    dear you,

    as of tonight, there are 500 of you.

    back in middle school, i used to write letters to an online friend named ellie. her real name was laura, but she went by ellie. sometimes i called her larry, as a joke, and she called me tyler, as a joke.

    she had so many names that when we started writing letters to each other, like bonafide pen pals, i'd address them "dear you" -- because sometimes, even when i…

  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    this is a writer's workshop wet dream. this is a well-studied, well-executed narrative paradigm of what good writing does.

    the exposition is kept to a minimum. the reality of this world is established quickly, but Krasinski does so efficiently and affectively. the physical and life-threatening stakes are marked from the get-go, as are the emotional stakes, which ultimately end up being even more terrifying and tension-inducing than the former.

    there's any number of "plant and pay-offs," which are all satisfying,…