Ruby McCollister

Trying to feel special 
And retain a sense of dignity and glamour

Favorite films

  • Breaking the Waves
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood
  • Paper Moon

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  • The Heiress

    ★★★½

  • The Philadelphia Story

    ★★★★★

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    ★★★★★

  • Happy-Go-Lucky

    ★★★★★

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  • Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

    Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

    ★★★★★

    Perfect film 
    Of the ever bourgeois understanding of free love and monogamy.

    Truly perfect.
    More so than my original watch in college.
    Becomes evergreen with age.

    Genius genius

  • Clockwatchers

    Clockwatchers

    ★★★★

    The absolute opposite of Alex in Wonderland, clockwatchers articulates the hyper specific anxiety of a precarious economy and ever more freelancing world. Four women, finding temporary friendship through their shared fantasy of a stable job. They remain forever temporary employees as they struggle to NOT be losers. 
    Ah loserdom. 
    The brilliant nuance of being a loser girl.
    Silent and covered up with a nice hair cut and a perfect outfit. And then when you open your mouth...all is lost. The…

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  • Bark!

    Bark!

    ★★★★

    Got to this film from the deep deep prime video “newly added” “bins”. An endless clicking is the closest thing I have to thrift store shopping. 
    This film made with major stars was clearly done as a favor to the Movies director and star, who was a popular but never publicly  recognized groundling improv performer. The story is bizarre but metaphorical. It’s somehow, due it clearly being done on favors and the support of a community I am charmed at all aspects of the film, because it’s so effing Hollywood.

  • Confessions of a Shopaholic

    Confessions of a Shopaholic

    ★★★★★

    Similarly to Moonstruck, Confessions of a Shopaholic is proof that the RomCom is the perfect cinematic format to actually TALK ABOUT SOMETHING! 
    There’s no movie about money like this. I’m not even joking! It’s about debt! acquired from the main characters shame about being working class and never being able to buy the expensive sparkly shoes as a child... lol but the gateway shame drug is real! 
    It largely deals with the actual numerical debt of the main character. And…