things i've never seen before, new & old 📼 (see february: MOVIES: FEBRUARY & january: MOVIES: JANUARY)
  1. 1.
    zoolander no.2 (2016)
    i know. I KNOW. okay? it was not an enjoyable experience, i ate way too much chocolate as a way of distracting me from the car crash i was watching & then i felt sick all night and couldn't sleep. THE WORST. i am angry i paid actual money to see this in a theatre.
  2. 2.
    fargo (1996)
    i have no real excuse for why i haven't ever seen this until now. i've watched maybe the first twenty minutes on four separate occasions but haven't ever finished it. idk why? i'm rewatching & filling in the gaps in my coens watch list. obviously i loved this, so much, which makes having not seen it until now even more irritating. the last ten minutes in particular was some of the most perfect filmmaking i've seen- frances mcdormand is INCREDIBLE.
  3. 3.
    attack the block (2011)
    JOHN BOYEGA. i just love you so much. really interested to hear what audiences outside of the UK think of this because of how specifically british it felt to me?! like (excluding the sci-fi stuff obvi) hoodie/gang culture & class. maybe i'm reading too much into it?! super fun either way.
  4. 4.
    '71 (2014)
    "is that the guy from skins?"- my husband as soon as the film began. jack o'connell is SO great in this that i totally forgot how much i'd disliked him up to this point. well played, jack.
  5. 5.
    anomalisa (2015)
    i'm adding this to this list 30 minutes after seeing the film, and i *think* i enjoyed it. it's very charlie kaufman and i think there are clear similarities between this and all of his other work (particularly regarding loneliness). above all, though, it looked insane- the stop-motion was breathtaking.
  6. 6.
    the witch (2016)
    really really liked this creepy little flick. super interesting things to say about religion, fear, hysteria, womanhood.
  7. 7.
    pitch perfect 2 (2015)
    LOVED the first movie so much and though this isn't on a level with that at all, it was a fun way to spend a sunday afternoon.
  8. 8.
    barton fink (1991)
    another coens flick i'd only ever seen half of. anything i'd say about this would be a disservice. i've spent the better part of the afternoon reading analyses of the movie and i'm sure i'll be spending the rest of my week doing that too.
  9. 9.
    dear white people (2014)
    I really really really liked this.
  10. 10.
    body of lies (2008)
    maybe not the best thing to watch in a week where i've read about nothing but terrorism.
  11. 11.
    clue (1985)
    i'd never seen this but after reading this buzzfeed article (, i made the effort to seek it out. super slapstick, super silly, super fun.
  12. 12.
    robin hood (2010)
    the second ridley scott movie i watched over the easter weekend; it was infinitely better than i thought it would be? great facial hair, oscar, even if your unnatural blue eyes wigged me out.
  13. 13.
    big hero 6 (2014)
    this was so, so unexpected. i loved it more than I ever thought i would and i would have a way better relationship with my healthcare professional if it was in fact beymax.
  14. 14.
    mojave (2015)
    eh. i guess i got to spend 90 minutes with garrett hedlund AND oscar isaac which is never a bad thing but other than that: 💤💤💤