If you noticed me changing the fonts of this blog a few dozen times, no you didn’t. Turns out I found fiddling with my blog’s design was more preferable to actually writing any post. Until I noticed that I’ve watched an unhealthy amount of movies and shows last month (I desperately needed escapism, because regular life has turned into a tiringly repetitive routine). The list was long, and of course I had to make a blog post about it! To make things colourful I’ve rated them out of a scale of ten. Let’s see what I watched!
Do not judge me for the length of this list.
The Batman: This movie is DARK but I still loved it. And when I told my sister I watched it we both started expressing our love for pathetic dramatic emo Robert Pattinson Batman. (9/10)
Taare Zameen Par: Probably the third time I’m watching this, I still love it the same. (8/10)
Portrait of a Lady on Fire: I watched this because it is pretty much considered as THE lesbian movie and I wasn’t disappointed. Just…a beautiful movie overall. (9.5/10)
Moon Knight: I’m a bit tired of the MCU right now but this show was so bonkers and weird and so entirely unrelated to the rest of the Marvel universe that I fell in love with it straight away. I loved Steven and Marc and Layla and the Egyptian Mythology and the character development, I can go on! (8/10)
Eternals: Not as bad as the critics say it is. Unfortunately I didn’t like any of the characters except Ajak, and you know what happened to her. (6.5/10)
The Force Awakens: I finally started the Star Wars sequel trilogy and this film isn’t all that bad. Rey, Finn and Poe are one of my favourite trios. The biggest downside is that the villains are hilarious – specifically, Darth Vader wannabe Kylo Ren is hilarious. I lost it when he stared speaking to that helmet. (7/10)
The Last Jedi: Equal mixes of awesomeness and cringe. Also I find General Hux a better villain than Kylo Ren. (7/10)
The Rise of Skywalker: <spoilers> SOMEHOW, PALPATINE RETURNED. If you forget the horrendous writing and that kiss (you know what I’m talking about) this is a fun movie. The best moment is when the trio hugged each other at the end. (6/10)
Crush: cute and funny sapphic movie I immediately forgot after watching (7/10)
My Liberation Notes: I started watching this because it has the same writer as My Mister, and so far (10 episodes) I like it. Helps that the main character rambles off morbid stories while eating and is painfully introverted. And two totally different people forging a deep connection never misses. (9/10)
A Business Proposal: actually I stopped watching this kdrama after six episodes and forgot to ever finish it. (7/10)
Jojo Rabbit: this was fun, heartwarming, sad, weird, every emotion stuffed into one film. (8.5/10)
The Half of It: I need everyone to watch this amazing film. It is one of the more quiet, thoughtful kind of films where nothing big really seems to happen but by the end, none of the characters are where they started in. It has a queer love triangle where who ends up with whom doesn’t actually matter, and a big focus on platonic love. Watch. It. (10/10)
Heartstopper: Do I need to say anything actually? This was one of the best book-to-show adaptations I’ve ever seen. All the characters are adorable (except for Ben and Harry) I have tried to write a review for this and I haven’t got past writing I loved this! I loved that! (9/10)
Our Flag Means Death: aka, the gay pirate show. All you need to know is that it’s funny and chaotic and has Taika Waititi as Blackbeard and a team of pirates on a ship where no one is straight. It’s not a perfect show but it’s a great one to watch if you just want a reason to laugh. (7.5/10)
The Queen’s Gambit: I started watching this on a whim and I really liked it. It’s about chess (a game I can play, but just barely) and a woman called Beth Harmon who happens to be excellent at it. It’s feminist, empowering, sometimes depressing and sometimes fun, but the entire story is so human. (8.5/10)
Captain America: the Winter Soldier: Best MCU movie? I dare say so. I don’t like Captain America and I haven’t followed the MCU multiverse at all – read the summaries of the films I knew I’d never watch – but this film felt so different. It felt scary. For most of the way, no one was wearing any flashy costumes. The action was freaking awesome, and it seemed brutal. (9/10)
Howl’s Moving Castle: as I said on twitter, there are some movies that make you go AWWW when they end and this is one of them. (9/10)
Bloody Heart: Only six episodes have been released yet, but I know this will break my heart. This is a historical kdrama with a lot of plotting, scheming, romance, betrayal and murder and all the usual things, except that it’s so beautiful to watch. The cinematography is gorgeous and the music!! The characters!! The pain!! Anyways enjoy. (9/10)
Good Omens: an angel and a demon, best friends (or more???) team up to stop the end of the world. I’m only on episode two and I’m watching this with my sister, and I already know I’m gonna love it. (8/10)
Twilight Saga – Eclipse: I’m watching this at work with my coworkers right now. It’s just a couple of hours of utter ridiculousness that’s ironically funny. (5/10)
Whew, that’s a lot. What really happened was that I started getting a night shift at work, 9 hours all alone with next to nothing to do, so of course I started binging movies. And like I said, I really needed the escapism.
Things have been steadily spiralling downwards in Sri Lanka – there’s a shortage of petrol, diesel, cooking gas, medicine, milk, paper; the ******* president is not resigning despite around 40 days of protests; everyone is just hanging on, just surviving. My family is very lucky that we have enough to get by. To help those that aren’t, I’m linking a reliable donation drive here. You can read more about the ongoing crisis by searching #lka or #GoHomeGota2022, or #EconomicCrisisLK.