Hello, dear readers! Just last night, I finally watched Boyhood with my mom and sister. I was super excited, since I’d wanted to watch this iconic film for months. So, after grabbing my knitting, and setting my our TV, I sat down with great anticipation. Boyhood tells the story of Mason, his older sister Samantha, and his mother. Mason… Continue reading Boyhood
Hello, dear readers! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’ve been swamped with schoolwork, but it’s the best kind of swamped because I’m reading fun books. Even though I have to post to a discussion forum, write little papers, and do a final project, I’m so glad I decided to take this summer class. On… Continue reading Fish Tank
Hello, dear readers! A story that begins with what could have been tragedy ends with hope and optimism for the future. Suicide is a tricky subject to talk about, especially in the media. But some films, like A Long Way Down, deal with the subject quite well, choosing to use a blend of dark humor and… Continue reading A Long Way Down
Hello, dear readers! This is a review I was planning to post back in February, but then I got super busy. So, without further ado, here’s my review of Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle. Once again, I am amazed by Miyazaki’s ability to tell a story. Not only does he write well, he creates fresh new characters… Continue reading Howl’s Moving Castle
My thoughts on the film Requiem for a Dream and how it’s better than a cheesy PSA.
I’ve only seen a high school production of this, and loved it. But that was several years ago. Last night, I agreed to go with Abbie to the new Disney version of Into the Woods. All I knew was that it was getting good reviews. I had absolutely no expectations. We went to the 9:30 showing.… Continue reading Into the Woods
I’ve finally seen The Wolf of Wall Street. It is one of the craziest films I’ve seen lately, but only in terms of American movies. (I’ve seen even crazier French films, but I’ll delve into that later, in a different post.) Whenever I’m referring to Jordan Belfort in this post, I’m strictly talking about Leonardo DiCaprio’s Hollywood portrayal… Continue reading The Wolf of Wall Street: Or, The Story of a Terrible Rich White Dude
My little sister and I are having a movie night! What I cherish about watching movies with Abbie isn’t exactly what we watch, but the quality time that we spend with each other. As the oldest child in my family, I never really understood how much Abbie looked up to me, until she wrote a beautiful… Continue reading Movie Night with Abbie on Christmas Eve eve: Nell & The Secret of Kells