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Call Me By Your Name

Call Me By Your Name is one of 2017's highly praised and hyped films. It is about the romance between Elio, the son of a professor, and Oliver, his father's research assistant, as Oliver spends six weeks with Elio's family somewhere in Northern Italy. Of all the films circulating the awards circle, this is the one I am excited yet nervous to watch. With all its high praise, my expectations have been escalating and finally watching the film gave me an anxiety, hoping that it doesn't disappoint.
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Oldboy

This is going to be short, since I don't think I'm ever going to digest what I just saw. The first Park Chan-wook film I saw was Stoker, and I loved that very much so I decided to stop putting off watching some of his Korean films from my watch list. I decided to go with Oldboy, which is the second film in the Vengeance trilogy (I don't think there's a need to watch the films in chronological order, but I might be wrong) because it was his most popular one, or at least the one I keep hearing of. It is about a man who seeks revenge to his captor after imprisoning him for 15 years. I knew the twist in the film beforehand, but I didn't realize how disturbing the entire ordeal was until I saw the film.

Quick Reviews

By the way these things are going, I might have one mini-reviews post per month! These are one paragraph reviews on some of the movies I caught early this year, particularly Band Aid, The Big Sick, and 6 Years.

Hugh Grant's Romantic Comedy Movies: Ranked

I started working on this list sometime last year, but I didn't finish watching the other movies, so I'm unearthing this in time for Valentines Day. I was glossing over Hugh Grant’s filmography after watching a movie of his, and despite the plethora of work he has done, most of the movies I’ve seen of his were romantic comedies! He started out his career as a rom-com lead, and it’s safe to say he’s still doing it now. I don’t really see him as a typecast actor but in terms of genre he’s very much inside his comfort zone. I don’t keep track of his filmography, which leads us here. This ranking is based on my preferences (not really his performance), and unless he does more of these I don’t think the ranking is going to change. In general most of these aren’t that bad (one could probably name worse movies) but I just never really noticed him sticking to one kind of movie. There are eleven movies on this list, so this might be a long one. There are spoilers in case you haven’t s…

Thursday Movie Picks: Romances

Thursday Movie Picks is hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. Head over to her site to join in! This week is movies relating to romances. There's a lot of choices for this week, but I went with ones that are not exactly on the romanticized notion of romance. Here are my picks for the week.