My Favorite Movies Gems of the 20th Century

*updated as of October 2019 Rear Window (1954) Vertigo (1958) Psycho (1960) West Side Story (1961) Mary Poppins (1964) Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) Airplane! (1980) A Christmas Story (1983) Back to the Future (1985) The Goonies (1985) Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) … Continue reading My Favorite Movies Gems of the 20th Century

My Favorite Movie/TV Gems of the 21st Century

*updated as of November 2019 Almost Famous (2000) My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) School of Rock (2003) Thirteen (2003) Brokeback Mountain (2005) The Office (2005-2013) Little Miss Sunshine (2006) The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008) The Middle (2009-2018) 500 Days of Summer (2009) Black Swan (2010) The Help (2011) Midnight in Paris (2011) … Continue reading My Favorite Movie/TV Gems of the 21st Century

Why I Love Little Miss Sunshine

*spoilers ahead* The 2006 dark comedy, Little Miss Sunshine, revolves around a working-class and quirky family embarking on a road trip throughout the American southwest to get the family's youngest member, Olive, to a beauty pageant. As one of my favorite screenplays (it won the Oscar that year!) in recent years, I'll be honest, writing … Continue reading Why I Love Little Miss Sunshine

My 2019 Oscar Predictions: Who Should Win, Who I Want to Win and Who Will Win

***all of these are opinion based*** duh I don't know about you but I'm finding that this year's awards season have been very sporadic so far. There have been more snubs and surprises that have baffled me to the point where I legitimately have no 100% clue who will actually win. Also not to mention … Continue reading My 2019 Oscar Predictions: Who Should Win, Who I Want to Win and Who Will Win

Why the “Cool Girl” monologue in Gone Girl matters

For most of my life, I have never fancied horror films too much as I'm a loud and proud, self-admitting "scaredy cat" but in recent years, I have been gaining a more deep appreciation for the films that mess with your mind, aka, psychological thrillers. Black Swan, Misery, Nocturnal Animals, Ex Machina, Psycho, you get the … Continue reading Why the “Cool Girl” monologue in Gone Girl matters

What happened to the folder in Whiplash?

First and foremost, if you haven't seen this incredible masterpiece than I suggest you watch it immediately. A truly underrated film starring Miles Teller and JK Simmons in his truly deserving Oscar-winning role, that has become one of my favorites in recent years. Seriously, go watch it. To understand what I'm about to talk about … Continue reading What happened to the folder in Whiplash?

An in-depth analysis of the “Holding Out For A Hero” number in Shrek 2

*spoilers ahead for the peasants who still haven't seen this 2004 classic* -- It was late at night, as I tossed and turned in my bed in which my 9 lb cat was somehow taking up most of the room, I decided to rewatch a classic from my childhood. Now, for those who truly know … Continue reading An in-depth analysis of the “Holding Out For A Hero” number in Shrek 2