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Red State (2011) Film Review | 365 Day Film Challenge – Day 22

I can safely say two thing about Red State: 1.) It's my favorite Kevin Smith film so far and 2.) this movie is extremely fucked-up. The story follows three teenage boys who answer an online ad from a woman seeking sex. They go to meet the woman only to be drugged and held hostage by… Continue reading Red State (2011) Film Review | 365 Day Film Challenge – Day 22

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Testament of Youth (2014) Film Review | 365 Day Film Challenge – Day 21

Testament of Youth is one of my favorite films, and it keeps getting better with each viewing. I always gravitate towards this film when I'm heavily depressed (which is weird, because this isn't a happy film), and it always gives me a little boost. This film is based off of Vera Brittain's memoir of the… Continue reading Testament of Youth (2014) Film Review | 365 Day Film Challenge – Day 21

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Notting Hill (1999) Film Review | 365 Day Film Challenge – Day 20

I absolutely fell head over heels in love with Notting Hill. Starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts as William Thacker, a man who works at a bookstore, and Anna Scott, a famous American actress respectively, the film's two lead are believable and have chemistry. Rhys Ifans steal every scene he's in, bringing a little extra… Continue reading Notting Hill (1999) Film Review | 365 Day Film Challenge – Day 20

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A Long Way Down (2014) Film Review | 365 Day Film Challenge – Day 19

Following the lives of four suicidal strangers who meet on the roof of a building, A Long Way Down is a charming, yet flawed film. The acting is fantastic. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots, and Aaron Paul as the Topper Four, each character is nuanced and relatable. I particularly enjoyed Imogen Poots as… Continue reading A Long Way Down (2014) Film Review | 365 Day Film Challenge – Day 19

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Intruder (2016) Film Review | 365 Day Film Challenge – Day 18

I'm a sucker for cheesy horror films, and I was in the mood to watch one. This was just a bad film. Intruder follows a young woman who has the apartment to herself... or does she? She doesn't (hence the title of the film), and he's constantly moving her things around and spying on her.… Continue reading Intruder (2016) Film Review | 365 Day Film Challenge – Day 18

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Hell or High Water (2016) Film Review | 365 Day Film Challenge – Day 17

I really wanted to like Hell or High Water more than I actually did. It has a phenomenal cast, amazing cinematography, and immerses you in the film. Some viewers will be bored by the slow-burn pacing of the film, though. When this movie hits, it hits hard. When it drags, though, it really drags. Following… Continue reading Hell or High Water (2016) Film Review | 365 Day Film Challenge – Day 17

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The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Film Review | 365 Day Film Challenge – Day 16

I went into this movie with high expectations. I had heard from so many people, critics and friends alike, that this was a relatable, smart teen comedy reminiscent of Juno, Mean Girls, and classic John Hughes movies. I left entertained but mildly disappointed. The film follows Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), a teenager who's world is basically… Continue reading The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Film Review | 365 Day Film Challenge – Day 16

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Serendipity (2001) Film Review | 365 Day Film Challenge – Day 15

┬áSerendipity is a film that is extremely charming and leaves you with a warm, fuzzy feeling in your heart, even if it isn't the most original story. Following the lives of John (John Cusack) and Sara (Kate Beckinsale), two strangers who randomly meet in Bloomingdales one wintry night and make a connection, this is a… Continue reading Serendipity (2001) Film Review | 365 Day Film Challenge – Day 15

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About Time (2013) Film Review | 365 Day Film Challenge – Day 14

I first fell in love with this film when it first came out on DVD, and on my second viewing I fell for About Time even more. Centered on the life of Tim (Domhnall Gleeson), who discovers he can time travel after his twenty first birthday, this is a beautiful film about how life is… Continue reading About Time (2013) Film Review | 365 Day Film Challenge – Day 14

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The Wailing (2016) | 365 Day Film Challenge – Day 13

This is easily one of the most terrifying, yet well-done horror films I've ever seen. After a rash of brutal murders start to happen after a Japanese man arrives in a small village in South Korea, a cop named Jong-gu (Do Wan Kwak) must figure out why these murders are happening and why a sudden… Continue reading The Wailing (2016) | 365 Day Film Challenge – Day 13