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‘I’m Drunk, I Love You’ and the Inevitable Sting of Growing Up

JP Habac’s I’m Drunk, I Love You tells the story of two friends on a journey, albeit separate and unaware of it. Carson (Maja Salvador) has been in love with her best friend, Dio (Paulo Avelino), for the last seven years, and in three days, she was graduating—both from college and from her feelings for… Continue reading ‘I’m Drunk, I Love You’ and the Inevitable Sting of Growing Up

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‘Happy Old Year’: On Decluttering Ghosts

It's always the pain in our childhood that defines us later in our lives. It's the weight of the memory in our hearts that we carry around, like ghosts. And then at times, it manifests into our own relationships and how we handle it. Eventually it comes to a two-way decision: do we exorcise it… Continue reading ‘Happy Old Year’: On Decluttering Ghosts

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‘All The Bright Places’: Sincere But Too Shallow For Its Own Good

“It’s nice to have a friend again,” Violet Markey (Elle Fanning) says to Theodore Finch (Justice Smith) as they drive over to their next project. Violet, who's recovering from a car accident that took her sister’s life, holds Finch’s hand across the driver’s seat. They smile at each other. Brett Haley’s adaptation of Jennifer Niven’s… Continue reading ‘All The Bright Places’: Sincere But Too Shallow For Its Own Good

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‘Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey’: A Hot Mess You Can’t Get Enough Of

Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn is an eccentric rush onscreen. She’s mind-boggling, occasionally heartwarming, and down-right fun to see, and when the action pumps up, she turns into a mess akin to a dynamite. But Margot holds down the gravity of her character to a range of volatility; this is a woman who enjoys a disaster… Continue reading ‘Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey’: A Hot Mess You Can’t Get Enough Of

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‘To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You’: P.P.S. Do I Still Love This?

Right off the bat, I still think To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is better than P.S. I Still Love You. To All the Boys has the capacity to be re-watched multiple times. It’s one of my go-to feel-good films whenever I’m down. The sequel, however, pales in comparison.  Lara Jean’s (Lana Condor) life… Continue reading ‘To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You’: P.P.S. Do I Still Love This?

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‘Little Women’: A Fresh New Take on an Old Classic

Admittedly, I wasn’t without my own prejudices upon hearing that Little Women was to grace theaters for the fourth time. I’ve never taken to the story itself, even when I read it as a novel in high school, nor have I ever really been attached to its earlier film predecessors. And being one that much… Continue reading ‘Little Women’: A Fresh New Take on an Old Classic