Rebeca Reviews #3
February 4, 2021
MOVIES – MY FAVORITE RECENT WATCHES
- How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days PG-13 ★
I had to include this movie here for one reason and one reason only, that being that I despised this movie from the bottom of my heart. 20 minutes into watching this movie with my friends on Netflix Party, I took it upon myself to note down every single event that either rubbed me the wrong way or just annoyed me. And boy oh boy, were there a lot of things that annoyed me. In the original Letterboxd review, I wrote 1207 words of blatant hatred for this movie, but for you, I can summarize: Girl thinks she’s better than other women because she’s quirkily different from them, and instead of just keeping it to herself and going by her life like a normal person, she decides to make it her whole personality trait and bring other women down. I couldn’t even enjoy this movie for the sake of making fun of it, it just tore me apart.
- As Good as It Gets PG-13 ★★
This movie felt wrong to me, and rubbed me the wrong way, for multiple reasons. Firstly, after The Shining, I will never be able to look at Jack Nicholson in the same way. Secondly, the two love interests of this movie felt painfully platonic to a point where I was disgusted by their romantic adventures. Thirdly, as someone who actually has OCD, I felt conflicted at the way it was portrayed. As much as I related to his character, I also felt disgusted by it, considering he was so misogynistic, sexist, racist, and basically every single other -ist. I didn’t feel like there was any character development for Nicholson, and the side plots were weirdly constructed. The dog really made the movie so watch the movie for the dog.
- Death to 2020 PG-15 ★★★★★
I really have to thank Netflix and Black Mirror for this satirical masterpiece. I have a soft spot for mockumentaries and this one was beautiful, from the cast, to the dialogue, to everything and more. I loved this little piece. For closure as to the entire year and experience we all just went through, I recommend this movie.
- Se7en R ★★★★★
If there is one thing I want to really express about this movie, is DON’T DO WHAT I DID. I watched this movie while I was on a bender of watching 3 other movies, and this was the last one, starting at 3AM. It was, quite possibly, one of the worst and equally best things I could have ever done. This movie was physically disgusting, but at the same time, was so emotionally gripping I couldn’t let go. The acting was amazing, with an honorable mention for Morgan Freeman, and shoutout David Fincher (the director) for constantly bringing the best color palettes that are so pleasing to the eyes. If you’re sensitive to blood, gore, or excessive rain, don’t watch this movie.
- 2001: A Space Odyssey ★★★★★
As one of my all time favourite movies, 2001 holds a very special place in my heart. It’s one of my dad’s favourite movies and we have rewatched it several times together. This is a masterpiece of symbolism, and I don’t know anyone who could have done it better than the man, the myth, the legend: Stanley Kubrick. The switches in music from Ligeti to Dave’s breathing were so beautiful and tightening to the neck, it is truly an all-encompassing movie. There’s really not much more to say about such a masterpiece, except for strap yourself in for one of the best visual experiences you’ll find in any movie.
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SONGS – MY CURRENT LISTENS
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