things i've never seen before, new & old 📽 (for the rest of this year, check my profile or below this list 👇🏻)
  1. 1.
    rogue one (2016)
    i don't think i can coherently talk about this yet 😭👏🏻💯
  2. 2.
    midnight special (2016)
    oh god i loved this so much. i'm a big fan of ~interesting sci-fi~ so this was a total treat. i'm on a michael shannon kick lately (post-'nocturnal animals'), and this might be one of my favourite of his! i love his pairing with jeff nichols, it always yields such gold.
  3. 3.
    scrooged (1988)
    is it weird that i'd never seen this until this year? idk.
  4. 4.
    demolition (2016)
    this didn't show anywhere near me when it was released this year so i used my festive break to catch it on demand whilst staying at my parents. i liked it a lot; i would listen to jake read a phone book so watching him disassemble a house was supremely relevant to my interests. chris cooper was great too, and naomi watts. it wasn't the most outstanding film i saw this year but it was an interesting look at grief & i cried a bunch. also, it uses one of my favourite sufjan stevens songs 😭
  5. 5.
    bridge of spies (2015)
    this was great though i spent the majority of the run time trying not to think about current US-russian relations, about which i have massive anxiety. also, i'll be really sad on the day that tom hanks dies- he really is one of my all time favourites.
  6. 6.
    suffragette (2015)
    this just made me cry a bunch, mostly because i feel like the world is falling apart at the moment and reminding myself that things could be SO much worse was probably a dumb idea. anyway- SUCH AN IMPORTANT STORY and a fight that still needs fighting. also, i love carey mulligan.
  7. 7.
    other people (2016)
    i had a huge argument with my mum and then watched this when i got home- BAD IDEA U GUYS. i loved this, even if it made me cry into oblivion and made my chest hurt.
  8. 8.
    little men (2016)
    god i loved this. so sweet and unassuming.