It’s not escapism; it’s a contribution to living more deeply in this reality… -Julio Cortázar in one of his classes at UC Berkeley it’s hard for me to picture life without movies, but it’s impossible for me to picture a winter season without good movies. when i was growing up in China, it was the Chinese blockbusters that always came out during Chinese New Year, … Continue reading you have to watch these this winter!
The movie ended when I was mid-sniffle. The end credits appeared, and I could not form a single thought other than “This movie did things to me BUT I DON’T KNOW WHAT!” For a few days, I was in denial of how powerful The Florida Project was, despite its rising status as an Oscar contender (and a deserving one). The movie was full of breathtaking … Continue reading The Florida Project: yum
Tomboy is really simple, and really, really beautiful. Like other films written by Céline Sciamma, Tomboy swims through the story of “l’enfance blessée” (the wounded childhood), but it’s at the same time sweet, graceful and the right dosage of ambiguous. summer has the capacity for many secrets. 10-year-old Laure (Zoé Héran) moves to a new neighbourhood. She meets Lisa (Jeanne Disson), who mistakes her for a … Continue reading Tomboy: Movie Review
“So who is this Joan Didion that you mentioned?” “Oh, she’s like a literary journalist, and a style icon…” “Yeah she sounds like your person.” When I explained to my friend who Joan Didion is and why I wanted to watch a documentary about her, that’s what she said. And it’s easy to find comfort in the “coolness” of Joan Didion, and to claim her … Continue reading The Center Will Not Hold- the Joan Didion doc
Okay, so… it’s a The Fault in Our Stars pretext, but with an indie spin, and a guy who likes to make parodies of old films? I knew that Me and Earl and the Dying Girl would have the potential to be either stunning or awkwardly terrible. And unfortunately, it leaned towards the more disappointing end of the spectrum. So Greg thinks he’s the coolest … Continue reading Me and Earl and the Dying Girl: mini movie review
I This summer, Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman made history. II If for whatever reason, Marvel or DC decides that my life would make for an interesting superhero movie, the main character would be 16-year-old like any other 16-year old: fangirling, occasionally struggling with self esteem, discovering her identity, all the cliché stuff…and then one day she might wake up and realize that she has some … Continue reading Is Wonder Woman Too Wonderful?
coucou! it’s been a while… a whole month to be exact. i’ve been busy hosting my exchange partner from france and we had a couple rad weeks together. meanwhile, if you know me, the crazier my life gets, the more stuff i expose myself to. i just can’t help it: books, movies, musicals, and this month i got Netflix, so i watched me some good … Continue reading books, movies, shows n’ peeps
🌟🌟🌟🌟 (4 stars) i could have enjoyed Arrival (directed by Denis Villeneuve) more- if i’ve been more contemplative, if i had been alone, if i had gone to the movie theatre to see it. but instead i watched it on my laptop, and so one aspect of it really stood out to me- its quiet energy. it’s a story about aliens and humanity, but the … Continue reading Arrival: movie review
wrote this yesterday and wanted to share the pure BLISS with y’all oscars just made my day. La La Land won 14 nominations and i am LIVING. also as for best original song, i think Moana should get that one, so that Lin-Manuel Miranda would be one step closer to having Grammy, Tonys, Oscars and Emmys. and 6 nominations for black actors. Yes. Yessssss. some … Continue reading Oscar Noms Om Nom Nom- 14 for La La Land and 6 for Black Actors
Here’s to the ones who dream, foolish as they may seem. La La Land is going to win Oscar, y’all. Just saying. It is everything I dreamed it to be and more. Not only is every frame gorgeous, the soundtrack is also amazing. It was soft but not corny, passionate but well-controlled, twinkly but not artsy-fartsy. It was just right. In case you still haven’t heard … Continue reading La La Land | movie review