You know that scene in (500) Days of Summer, when they show young Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character misreading The Graduate and thinking it’s about true love? And as a result, it landed him in in a lot of trouble, love-wise? Well these are the movies that have made my life more difficult, in the same way, by painting a idealized version of love in my head. But I hold no grudges against them…Read more "My Top 5 Hopeless Romantic Guilty Pleasures"
I’m aware that this was a fairly well received movie and calling it a guilty pleasure feels weird. But a 51% Rotten Tomatoes average says it could use some defending. And it deserves it — there’s a depth to this movie that’s taken for granted.Read more "This Is 40: An astute memoir of sadness and longing from the eyes of a nine-year-old"
Tone-wise, it’s a mess. But it’s gorgeous to look at, and if we’re going by what the movie preaches, that’s all that matters. But more importantly, it was a movie I very much needed at the time it was released. Would it hold up?Read more "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’s Messy Beauty"