Alyssa C.

Movie/TV snob. Vegan. Writer. Flutist. Actress. Parrot Whisperer. Liberal.

Favorite films

  • Arrival
  • Back to the Future
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★★★

  • Elvis

    ★★★½

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★★

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

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  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★★★

    It's sometimes difficult to review a film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), as I have such fondness for the whole franchise, so my opinion may be clouded by this adoration -- especially when a film focuses on a character with whom I am already familiar: in this case, Chris Hemsworth's Thor, with whom we've been familiar since his introduction in 2011's Thor. Thor is one of three Avengers -- along with Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye and Mark Ruffalo's Hulk --…

  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★½

    Watching Baz Luhrmann's Elvis in a movie theatre is quite the experience, and I think that anyone who's interested in seeing it should see it on the big screen -- at least for the first time. It's so grand in scope, from its blink-til-you-miss-it editing to its lavish production design and costumes, though would you expect anything less from the director of (the great) Moulin Rouge and (the not-so-great) Great Gatsby? The Australian filmmaker has a distinctive style which you…

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    It only took months and months, but I finally saw Parasite, the movie that everyone has been talking about -- and now I see why it has started so many conversations, garnered numerous accolades, and ended up on a plethora of Best-of-2019 lists. It is hard to describe to those who have not seen it, and I am glad that people have kept the twists secretive. The less you know about it, the better. Boon Joon-Ho, who directed the fascinating…

  • Bound

    Bound

    ★★★★

    Bound is exactly the kind of sexy, stylist thriller with intriguing characters that still holds up over two decades later.  It’s almost like an audition piece for the Wachowskis, who would go on to make the Matrix trilogy.  Much of the stylized action and cinematography in that franchise is visible here, albeit on a much smaller scale, of course.  Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly are perfectly cast, and their characters are seemingly opposites, yet have some things in common.  The…