*updated as of January 2020 Almost Famous (2000), dir. Cameron Crowe My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), dir. Joel Zwick School of Rock (2003), dir. Richard Linklater Thirteen (2003), dir. Catherine Hardwicke Brokeback Mountain (2005), dir. Ang Lee The Office (2005-2013), dir. various Little Miss Sunshine (2006), dir. Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton The Boy … Continue reading My Favorite Movie/TV Gems of the 21st Century
*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
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
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?
*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
On Monday, (1-22-18), I arrived back at JFK before the crack of dawn thus ending my 5 month long holiday in Tel Aviv. Even though I had just spent 12 hours on a plane without getting much sleep, I was looking forward to spending the next 4 days in New York City with my parents, … Continue reading My Experience as an Audience Member on The Daily Show
Yes, I know....I've been terrible at keeping up with my writing here.... BUT I'M BACK. To recap what's been going on lately here's a few updates on my daily life here in Tel Aviv: Still holding the marketing internship at the wonderful tech startup I'm working at I can count to ten in Hebrew My … Continue reading Why Israel?