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  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


    benjamin button is like a perfect final goodbye. a warm, lingering hug that’s just tight enough to ensure comfort, but never painfully rigid. it’s bitter, it’s sweet, and it knows when to let go.
    i find it difficult to express my love for this story. its lively and flawed characters, unapologetic warmth, and subtle kindness all make this film feel like home. there’s zero vindictivite content and an abundance of subtle strength. life happens. it burns, it stings, it aches,…

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    Cléo from 5 to 7


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

    "i think my fear is gone.
    i think i'm happy"

    it's difficult to believe that someone who was so influential to myself and many others could just be gone. i wish i could've told Agnès how much she meant to me as a woman, aspiring filmmaker, and human being who strives to be even remotely as empathetic as she was. obviously i'll never get to shake her hand, but i think seeing this film on the big screen is the…

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  • The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story


    hepburn captures tenderness, arrogance, and a perfect level of ridiculousness in this film. she shifts from a gentle portrayal of a lady in love tortured by her own nature to a silly drunk in the blink of an eye. nothing has topped this gut busting, graceful, vibrant performance since hepburn delivered it in 1940.

  • Singin' in the Rain

    Singin' in the Rain


    “call me a cab!”
    alright, you’re a cab!”

    a perfectly balanced critique of the hypocrisy of hollywood and a celebration of the power of movies. so earnest and filled with joy that watching even the most inconsequential of scenes makes me emotional.

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  • The Lion King

    The Lion King


    simba seeing scary hyenas be like: 😐
    simba nearly perishing at the hands of said scary hyenas be like: 😐
    simba looking at his beloved father’s dead body be like: 😐
    simba seeing his best friend nala after years of separation be like: 😐

  • The Sun Is Also a Star

    The Sun Is Also a Star


    the most entertaining part of this bland experience was the girl behind me farting during the silent climactic scene in a nearly packed theater.