laura

the human embodiment of the barry jenkins criterion closet video — always overflowing with love & feeling slightly embarrassed about it

Favorite films

  • Wanda
  • They All Laughed
  • Crossing Delancey
  • What Happened Was...

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  • SubUrbia

    ★★★

  • Yentl

  • Welcome to the Dollhouse

    ★★★★

  • Citizen Ruth

    ★★★½

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  • 20th Century Women

    20th Century Women

    ★★★★½

    nothing is spectacular and yet everything is. a birthday cake with strawberry slices falling down the sides. a dome in the park that paints a layer of light over the grass. a house that is perpetually being fixed, but never feels uninviting. one hand that scratches your back, while the other jots down all the stocks. everything is constantly breathing, supporting, glowing. no question is asked rhetorically — everything awaits a story. propped up on an elbow, ready to listen or speak. whichever is desired.

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★½

    gonna pull a julia & get a tattoo that says “safdies” so everyone knows they own my ass

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  • SubUrbia

    SubUrbia

    ★★★

    everything about it screams film adaptation but it works in a way because locations that we hear about seem unattainable. deep love for steve zahn’s little outfit change at the end

  • Yentl

    Yentl

    elite stuff!!! at times you may ask, “is this too much?”, but it never loses what is precious & carefully observed. and never forgets what makes it so perfect (beautiful shots of mandy patinkin)

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  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★

    benedict cumberbatch saying “hope is a dangerous thing” really threw me for a loop like damn ma, you listening to lana del rey before heading into battle??

  • The Truman Show

    The Truman Show

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    the more i think about the ending, the more i feel bad for truman. the way he’s entering a world where he expects to finally be free and in charge of his own destiny, but is actually entering an environment where everyone knows him & has watched him his whole life, and will treat him differently based on what they have learned to expect of him.