• The Humans

    The Humans

    ★★★½

    I knew nothing and therefore had no expectations. I haven’t been watching films with the frequency I usually accomplish, and nothing has called to me. The Humans seemed like a decent film to add to my 2021 ranked list! 

    A lot of believable dialogue and presentation, but ultimately I just felt subtly sad and it didn’t go deeper than that. The mom tugged at my heart a little just because that type of character is so familiar, and she was played well, of course. Overall, I’m sure seeing it on stage is a bit more touching.

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★

    Would have helped if I liked the musical to begin with, because I'd rather just watch Rent... Andrew Garfield continues to shock me with the insane amount of energy he puts into each role! I think everyone involved was talented but it just didn't click for me.

  • Shadow in the Cloud

    Shadow in the Cloud

    ★★½

    I watched this the same day I started my binge of The Leftovers, so it was pretty lost between hours of phenomenal television. It was just okay, I didn’t hate anything about this film, just bad timing to watch it! 

    I’m almost halfway through season three. I’ll probably finish it today, which means 30 hours of television between Sunday night and tonight. I need my store to open next week or I’m going to spiral, I am so bored and…

  • Mainstream

    Mainstream

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

    Unrealistic, any self respecting person of our generation would be already dating Nat Wolff and therefore oblivious to a weird Andrew Garfield in a costume at the mall. I wouldn't even be at the mall, I'd be too busy with Nat 24/7. Without Wolff in the picture, fine, I'd also have sex with a scary weird Garfield and drive a teenager to suicide.

  • Nitram

    Nitram

    ★★★★

    It was just luck that I heard about Nitram, as it has had a pretty quiet response (despite winning awards?). I started it earlier this month and was stopped about fifty minutes in, because of my boss calling me to close my store for the newest lockdown. It definitely soured the experience and I didn't come back to it until tonight.

    Caleb Landry-Jones is a very compelling man and should be spoken of a lot more. He told the story…

  • Pleasure

    Pleasure

    ★★★★

    I had no idea how much I was going to enjoy and appreciate this film, but Sofia Kappel made every moment count in her acting debut. There was nothing too complex about the story and it was very direct, something that worked well for a story like Pleasure. There isn't much to say that hasn't already been said, but this is one of my favourite films of 2021!

    I should have known a lot of the cast were adult film actors, but porn has never interested me so I definitely didn't recognize anyone. I absolutely looked up Evelyn Claire after viewing though... for research, obviously.

  • Station Eleven

    Station Eleven

    ★★★★

    I didn't know how to rate this yesterday so I decided to just sit on it for a night and continue to binge watch Homeland. Someone please stop me before I've watched eight seasons in less than two weeks.

    I love a good miniseries, I think it's my favourite form of storytelling, over books, television and film. There is no better amount of time to tell a story than a limited series, and I'm grateful we've had an abundance of…

  • The Proposal

    The Proposal

    ★★★½

    I think about this film a surprising amount. The giddy feeling I got after realizing my brother was rewatching it in my living room… I love laughing out loud.

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom

    ★★★½

    Sweet and beautiful to watch! And now I take my break from Wes Anderson, and go back to reality.

  • There's Someone Inside Your House

    There's Someone Inside Your House

    ★★★½

    I loved this, I'm a bit surprised it was so widely hated when I was actually invested. It was a well made, cheesy horror flick. I figured out the killer a little slow because I was having more fun watching this than I was over-analyzing it. It didn't offer anything new, that's for sure, but it was still a good mid-day watch.

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    ★★★★

    Criterion Challenge 2022 #10 [2000's]

    Another one down! Two Wes Anderson in one day, that's a lot for a girl who's not much invested in his work. Moonrise Kingdom this weekend and then I'm taking a vacation from him.

    This was by far my favourite of his work that I've seen, and so incredibly charming. Very well written, a perfect run time, and just enough heart! I would rate it higher, but I just really don't click with his style like everyone else does, so I'm being honest with myself.

  • The Darjeeling Limited

    The Darjeeling Limited

    ★★★½

    Criterion Challenge 2022 #38 [Summer Travels List]

    The Darjeeling Limited is my fourth Wes Anderson film, and while I still don't quite call myself a fan, I have enjoyed them all so far. Fantastic Mr. Fox is also on my Criterion Challenge, and I have to watch Moonrise Kingdom for a film swap. I'm giving him a fair chance, I swear, I just don't think I'm meant to be his target audience.

    I'm also now four films into the challenge,…