7.22 Letterboxd Week in Review

I watched A LOT of movies in July and I’m super happy about that. Gonna start sharing my week in Letterboxd reviews here to keep everyone updated.

Monday, July 23rd

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011) 

rented for a few bucks on Amazon Prime

‘part of a M:I marathon rewatch to prepare for Fallout. These are undoubtedly getting better from the low point of 2, but in between the some undeniably thrilling action set pieces (infiltrating the Kremlin, Cruise giving the finger to gravity to get his run on across the side of Burj Khalifa), it dragged to the point I started asking, “is this thing 7 hours long or what?”

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Tuesday, July 24th

Laggies (2014)

streamed for free on Netflix

‘My bar for romcoms is low, so if if get two fully formed female characters AND steamy make out scenes with sam rockwell in the same movie, I’ll take it!’

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Friday, July 27th

Eighth Grade (2018)

watched at the theater ($17 for a Friday matinee, really Arclight?)

“understands the anxiety and pressures of this age like no other. feels both urgent and universal, tender and radical. Proves carefully crafted nostalgia – i.e. the current glut of coming of age movies set in the 80s/90s with bitchin soundtracks – matters so much less than foregrounding characters who are fully seen, and even loved, by the camera.”

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Saturday, July 28th

Under the Skin (2013)

streamed for free on Netflix (thank you A24 gods!)

‘”I’ll have nightmares for the rest of my life” – my husband after watching this. And I agree, but never wanted to look away for a second. So rarely can something horrify and fascinate me to the same extent. An epic exploration of how film can show us something we’ve never seen before, and as a result we walk away gifted with the ability to envision [everything] anew. A true original. A masterpiece.’

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