Ruby McCollister

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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  • Saltburn

    ★★★

  • The Sweet East

    ★★★★

  • Serendipity

    ★½

  • Love Actually

    ★★½

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  • Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

    Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

    ★★★★★

    I’ve always lied about this film. I like the idea of it. But it’s not like a perfect film like I previously wrote.

  • 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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  • Mildred Pierce

    Mildred Pierce

    ★★★★★

    There are many movies about Los Angeles, but not many about the class dynamic between the neighborhood of Glendale versus the rest of the city. Mildred Pierce, as a Angeleno myself, is the perfect film about the non-Hollywood la lifestyle, that coexists beside the glamour world as its invisible paramour mistress. James M Cain, the King storyteller of Los Angelenos working middle class, can’t help but remove the band aid and itch. This middle class that was brought west by…

  • 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.

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