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Take me back to last weekend when all I did was watch and rewatch Ratched with no care in the world.
An average person remembers Charlie Chaplin as the silly comedian, but we cannot forget that he was also an incredibly talented director, writer and composer. In Limelight a much older Chaplin saves a ballerina from a suicide attempt, and helps her get on her feet. In return, the woman falls for him. The film ends on a sad note with one of the main characters passing. Also Buster Keaton makes a cameo in it as well!
‘What do you want meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning. Desire is the theme of all life!’
‘That’s all any of us are: amateurs. We don’t live long enough to be anything else.’
‘Life can be wonderful if you’re not afraid of it.’
‘What is there to fight for?’
‘Ah, you see, you admit it. What is there to fight for? Everything. Life itself, isn’t that enough, to be lived, suffered, enjoyed. What is there to fight for? Life is a beautiful, magnificent thing, even to a jellyfish. Besides, you have your art, your dancing.’
‘I can’t dance without legs.
‘I know a man without arms who can play a scherzo on a violin and does it all with his toes. The trouble is you won’t fight. You’ve given in, continually dwelling on sickness and death. But there’s something just as inevitable as death, and that’s life. Life, life, life. Think of all the power that’s in the universe, moving the earth, growing the trees. That’s the same power within you if you only have courage and the will to use it.’
You could be Mrs Calvero, in name only of course.
‘Won’t it inconvenience you?
‘Not at all! I’ve had five wives, one more or less won’t make any difference! And I’ve reached the point where a relationship can be maintained on the most platonic level.’
The Babysitter 2: The Killer Queen
Emily Alyn Lind went from playing a young version of Emily VanCamp in Revenge and Jamie from a film adaption of Dear Dumb Diary to being a cult member in both Doctor Sleep and The Babysitter 2? Woah, time flies. I don’t understand why the sequel takes plays 2 years after the events of the first film and not four? The kids are too grown up to pass for 14 year olds and they’re supposed to be juniors now? If they’re 16, than how were they 12 two years ago?
‘I wanna be the world’s best journalist. Renowned, respected, like Geraldo. Only… fuckable.’
‘I really don’t have good luck with women, they end up being murderers.’
A Clockwork Orange
I rewatched this after many many years. A young lad leads a gang of hooligans, and for his misbehaviour he’s sent to a psychiatric hospital. I’ve finally figured out who Evan Peters looks like, a young Malcolm McDowell!
‘Do you still feel suicidal?’
‘Well, put it this way, I feel very low in myself. I can’t see much in the future, and I feel that any second something terrible is going to happen to me.’
She should have told her parents and then go from there. I could relate to the friend getting dropped by her bestie, because she stopped being happy. Young teenagers suck. The anti-abortion plot was ridiculous.
After We Collided
The only intriguing storyline is one of the supporting characters’ past sexual assault. The rest is just 50 Shades of Grey for teens. Also this sequel stars Frank from How To Get Away with Murder and I haven’t seen him in anything else before, so there’s that?
Daughter of mine
I mainly watched this, because the poster fooled me into thinking it was an LGBT film. It’s not, and it’s not good either.
How did it take me this long to watch this gem? I became a fan of Jessie Buckley after seeing her in Wild Rose last year. I just cannot wait to watch I’m Thinking of Ending Things.
I’d like to make a toast. To my family. For everything you have done for me… I forgive you.
Your father’s been acting up, where have you been?
‘I’m in a relationship, Mum. I can’t be there all the time.
Sweetheart, you can’t just change the rules because someone’s shown an interest. Maybe I’ve been too soft on you.
It Happened One Night
Original Runaway Bride and an inspiration for any romantic comedy ever. It’s a required viewing for my uni course.
I watched this David Cronenberg short in my Film Production class today. It made me feel old, especially when the lecturer asked if all the students were born in this millennium. Haha, not even close, oh I’m getting old.
‘When you record the moment, you record the death of the moment. Children and death are a bad combination.’