The Blind Side

One of Sandra Bullock’s best films. Right after Gravity, The Heat and While you were sleeping.

8.5/10

Funny Face

‘Now when I say “go,” walk down with fire in your eyes and murder on your mind.’

6.5/10

The Mirror Has Two Faces

Lovely is the only way to put it. Everything she said about feeling ugly, and the scenes where she tells her mother she only sees her flaws is universally relatable. Lauren Bacall’s portrayal of a critisizng mother deserved all the recogniton. Added to my list of favorite films for women.

‘But I love the old Rose! The one with no makeup and baggy clothes who loves ‘the perfect bite’! She eats carrots now, isn’t that tragic?’

‘This thing that we call a wedding ceremony is really the final scene of the fairy tale. They never tell you what happens after. They never tell you that Cinderella drove the Prince crazy with her obsessive need to clean the castle, cause she missed her day job, right?’

‘Now you spend an extra hour in front of the mirror every morning and every night. And now you’ll be the one to walk into a room and scan it for who looks better than you and who doesn’t. And as the years go by, the numbers change. One day you’ll walk into a room and you’re the last woman any man notices.’

‘I tell you what I envy about people in love – I’d love it if someone knew me, I mean really knew me. What I like, what I’m afraid of, what kind of toothpaste I use.’

‘Why didn’t you pick something looser and in my color?’
‘Because Maids of Honor don’t wear black.’

‘You don’t use make-up, do you?’
‘What’s the point? I’d still look like me, only in color.’

‘I’m in the middle of one of my lesbian orgy dreams and he’s staring at me like I’m suppose to include him. I can’t even fantasize in private.’

6/10

The Skin I live in

Could not stop comparing it to Kika. Almodovar is brutal and that’s what I expected.

‘Art keeps you free.’

‘I don’t think I actually raped her.’
‘You “don’t think?” Have you lost your memory?’
‘I’d taken a lot of pills. I can hardly remember it.’
‘Well, I didn’t take anything, and I’ll never forget it!’

7/10

Maleficent

Favorite family film this year and a beautiful take on Sleeping Beauty’s villain. Can we appreciate the fact that true love is not a boy kissing a girl? Ignoring the fact that the same thing happened in Frozen, to quote Maleficent ‘What an awkward situation’, because it’s too important. My favorite storyline was when a young Maleficent fell for a boy who brutally cut her wings off.

I’m looking for a girl.
Of course you are!

Oh look, the little beast is about to fall off the cliff.

I don’t like children.

How wonderful.

Oh, come on, that’s funny.

Oh dear.

So you see, the story is not quite as you were told, and I should know, for I was the one they called “Sleeping Beauty”. In the end, my kingdom was united not by a hero or a villain, as legend had predicted, but by one who was both hero and villain. And her name was Maleficent.

7.5/10

Hooper

Expected it to be as good as the Smokey and the Bandit series, but It wasn’t bad either.

7/10

The Answer Man

A little biased about this one, I might have not been satisfied with it if it was casted differently. But the parts when he was giving the answers to the bookstore owner or Elizabeth were excellent.

Why can’t I do the things I want to do? There’s so much I know I’m capable of that I never actually do. Why is that?
The trick is to realize that you’re always doing what you want to do… always. Nobody’s making you do anything. Once you get that, you see that you’re free and that life is really just a series of choices. Nothing happens to you. You choose.

If God made everything, then why are some things bad? Like the whole pain and suffering thing…
Opposites. Without things that suck, you would have no idea what good was, and therefore be directionless. You smell shit, you walk the other way.

I love kids. They’re short, highly emotional people who don’t know anything. They rely on their creativity and imagination to get by in the world. A world, I might add, filled with giants. Amazing feat.

Now I only have three rules: don’t take advice from someone you wouldn’t trade places with, try not to do something you can’t take back, and something is what it is and it’s not something else.

I hate answering machines for this very reason, you know, they’re like life, you can’t take anything back.

For you and you alone I have made this place, kaleidoscope of wonder to keep your eye upon as I turn turn the world.

You wanna know something cool about shaking hands with little people? They see us shaking hands but they don’t know that we squeeze the other person’s hand so they – y’know – they just hold hands with you for a couple of seconds.

6.5/10

 

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