• Miracle Mile

    Miracle Mile

    ★★★★

    STRESS RATING: 💥💥💥💥 ½ 
    Tricks you into thinking it’s gonna be a fun and romantic take on the apocalyptic scenario, however it quickly devolves into a bleak look at life and love pushed to their very limits. Genuinely had my heart racing. 
    (The Stress Ratings List)

    Personal Rating: 8.5
    Been meaning to watch this for a while, and I guess today the time just felt right. As soon as I saw Anthony Edwards with the trombone, I know I’d like…

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom

    ★★★★½

    STRESS RATING: 🧸🧸
    Personal Rating: 9
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    Still not one of my favorites from Wes, however I love his movies so much that this is still find this to be a pretty fantastic flick. Probably my favorite Edward Norton role to date.

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★½

    STRESS RATING: 🌀🌀🌀
    Surprisingly kind of stressful, reading like an act of desperation that only gets more sad when you learn the backstory. Still, it’s a musical, so you shouldn’t be getting too stressed over this… unless you’re a big Larson fan, in which case you’ll be sobbing! 
    (The Stress Ratings List)

    Personal Rating: 7.5
    Went in with high expectations, having listened the original musical a few times and thinking it was quite good. And though I can’t say I…

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★½

    STRESS RATING: 💥💥💥💥
    Like being struck in the chest by a bag of sand, and I mean that in the most delicate way possible. From the calming moments to the really intense ones, all are quiet and somehow utterly graceful. 
    (The Stress Ratings List)

    Personal Rating: 9.5
    When I rewatched The Master, I liked it a bit more, but most of my thoughts went unchanged. Rewatching this, however, was like seeing the girl that you always thought was cute, but…

  • Original Cast Album: Company

    Original Cast Album: Company

    ★★★★

    STRESS RATING: 🧸🧸
    A relatively light viewing, however watching Elaine Stritch struggle with ‘The Ladies Who Lunch’ is pretty stressful. 
    (The Stress Ratings List)

    Personal Rating: 8.5
    Initially listened to the OBC recording a while ago in preparation for this documentary, however I’d completely forgotten to give it a watch then. In honor of Stephen Sondheim (Rest in Peace), here I am now. I love Company, and though my heart is tied more to the 2006 revival cast album, I…

  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    ★★★½

    STRESS RATING: 🧸🧸
    I don’t know! Has a lot of cringe humor and silly Chevy Chase so there’s a bit of stress, however at the end of the day it’s just a christmas movie. You won’t be really getting stressed with this one. 
    (The Stress Ratings List)

    Personal Rating: 7.5
    Watched while putting ornaments up on the tree (early because I won’t be home again for weeks), and for that purpose, Christmas Vacation succeeds excellently. It’s decently funny and you don’t…

  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    ★★★★

    STRESS RATING: 🌀🌀🌀 ½
    Personal Rating: 8
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    good movie

  • Ransom for a Dead Man

    Ransom for a Dead Man

    ★★★½

    STRESS RATING: 🧸🧸 ½ 
    A good movie to watch before bedtime. Gather from that information what you will, because that’s all the stress rating you’re getting this time around. 
    (The Stress Ratings List)

    Personal Rating: 7.5
    Not as slick as the previous Columbo TV Movie, with a less intricate story and very odd editing choices, however I think I preferred this one by a bit. Lee Grant is great as the murderer, and the reworking to Peter Falk’s character of Columbo…

  • The Master

    The Master

    ★★★★

    STRESS RATING: 💥💥💥💥
    Unsettling, though I can’t quite place why. The sheer intensity of some of these scenes, despite appearing relatively un-stressful, is quite striking. You really feel sucked into Dodd and his world, just like Freddie, so when conflict arises, it hits deep. 
    (The Stress Ratings List)

    Personal Rating: 8.5
    Doesn’t really sit with me as much as other PTA films, however The Master is undeniably a fantastic movie. It just looks great, with gorgeous cinematography and impressive dedication…

  • Prescription: Murder

    Prescription: Murder

    ★★★½

    STRESS RATING: 🧸🧸
    Charming detective fun. Watching Columbo slowly wear down Dr. Flemming is more amusing that it is stressful.
    (The Stress Ratings List)

    Personal Rating: 7.5
    Amidst all the rewatches I’ve been doing, I wanted a bit of a break, and what better to do than start watching Columbo? Knowing nothing about the show other than it’s acclaim, as well as Peter Falk in the titular role, I was surprised and a bit wary to find that the murderer is…

  • The Darjeeling Limited

    The Darjeeling Limited

    ★★★★

    STRESS RATING: 🌀🌀🌀
    Personal Rating: 8
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    Still really like this one. Francis from this film and Dignan from Bottle Rocket are both heavily underrated Wes Anderson characters, and both are wonderfully brought to life by Owen Wilson. He just doesn’t miss!

  • Boogie Nights

    Boogie Nights

    ★★★★½

    STRESS RATING: 💥💥💥💥
    Personal Rating: 9.5
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    In this weird period where I want to watch more Coen brothers movies, but I also want to watch and rewatch some movies from Scorsese, but I also want to finish my Wes Anderson rewatches so I can fix some of my previous ratings, but I also need to prep for Licorice Pizza and do some PTA rewatches! So here I am! Rewatching Boogie Nights! And guess what! It’s still fucking great!!!