books, movies, shows n’ peeps

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…

Arrival: movie review

🌟🌟🌟🌟 (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…

Oscar Noms Om Nom Nom- 14 for La La Land and 6 for Black Actors

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…

La La Land | movie review

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….

🎬❄️Movies to Watch over the Holidays!❄️🎬

Nocturnal Animals (already released) So my friend and I had the following conversation. “Yo, what’s Nocturnal Animals about?” “Dark facts… One finding out the dark side of oneself… I just feel like it’s Oscar worthy.” That might sound absolutely ignorant and generic, but that IS why I want to see Nocturnal Animals even though I…

Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

My life has been changed! Forever! (*passes out because of overjoy) I saw Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Friday night!!!! On the first day it came out! And it was so amazing! And I truly believe that I JUST WITNESSED HISTORY… And I bought the screenplay! It is so pretty and has design on every…

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Movie Review

It’s hard to stay peculiar these days. A Time magazine review said that Tim Burton had lost his magical touch, that the movie adaptation of Ransom Rigg’s YA novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children had “gnarled-vine logic” and no plot. I beg to differ.The new movie Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was stunning, witty and…

Movie Review- 12 Angry Men is All the Rage

Stumbled into 12 Angry Man. I don’t know if I would’ve watched it if it wasn’t thrust in my way. And I loved it. I’m not the type that finds black-and-white movies automatically hypnotizing, but I don’t think I would have jumped at the opportunity to add a courtroom black-and-white to my to-be-watched list. But 12 Angry Men is…

An Awkward Bedtime Story- Alice Through the Looking Glass movie review

“I will restore order to the Universe.” Walking out of the movie theatre yesterday, the only line I seemed to remember from Alice  is this so-heroic-that-it’s-funny line by Alice.  My friends and I had a good laugh over this poorly-worded line, which appears even somewhat teenage-angsty if taken out of context. And yet, even if we put…