things i haven't seen before, new & old 🎞
  1. the big sick (2017)
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    i really really really loved this. heartwarming without being too cringey, with brilliant performances from the whole cast- LOVE holly hunter and who knew ray romano could pull it out of the bag like that?!
  2. a ghost story (2017)
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    i really hate how much i adored this. everything felt futile in the days after and it dragged me from a four month writer's block which i greatly appreciated. haunting haunting haunting and a must-see.
  3. the 25th hour (2002)
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    i read david benioff's book when i was a teenager and was obsessed but i hadn't seen spike lee's adaptation until now. i adore edward norton so it was a foregone conclusion that i'd love this.
  4. 13 going on 30 (2004)
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    please do not talk to me right now, because i won't be able to hear you over the sound of myself crying at mark ruffalo in a talking heads tshirt.
  5. everest (2015)
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    like the cool human being i am, i'm gradually trying to fill in the gaps in my jake gyllenhaal filmography, so i'm pleased we ticked a box with this. way, way more engaging than i thought it would be, i basically felt sick the whole time wondering WHY ON EARTH anyone would put themselves at risk like that just to climb a mountain. mother nature is a bitch, yo. sidenote: jake with long hair is a rare treat.
  6. the girl on the train (2016)
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    was bored by the book and was bored by this; it had SO many actors in it whose work i usually love but the frustrating problems i had with the source novel had just transferred to the screen. shame!
  7. detroit (2017)
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    i don't have any words, really, other than it feels like one of the most important movies i'll see all year. how did these events take place 50 years ago and yet it feels like watching the news today? ugh. a must see.