charlie groll.

Movie Journal

Spoiler Alert (2022)

Nov 24, 2023
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They took one of my worst fears and slapped me with it for nearly 2 hours. Lots of tears, and I could’ve done without the childhood flashbacks.

Lady Bird (2017)

Nov 24, 2023
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Truly took me back to my days growing up as a young girl in catholic school.
But really, everything about this was impeccable. Writing, production, acting. Excellence.

Whiplash (2014)
★★★★ ½

Nov 24, 2023
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Magical performances. Made me laugh, love, cringe, yell at my phone on a crowded, sleeping plane.

Poison (2023)

Nov 21, 2023
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Watched on Tuesday November 21, 2023.

The Rat Catcher (2023)

Nov 14, 2023
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A glimpse of Wes doing horror… and boy was it spooky.

The Swan (2023)
★★★ ½

Nov 14, 2023
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I just love how Wes tells stories. It feels like how my brain processes narrative, only… on screen.

Sorry to Bother You (2018)

Nov 11, 2023
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This generation’s Idiocracy.

Beau Is Afraid (2023)

Oct 31, 2023
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Ho. Ly. Shit. 
I agree with other reviews - the first act was the strongest.
Joaquin nails it and I truly appreciate the art… it just didn’t fully land for me.

Killers of the Flower Moon (2023)

Oct 26, 2023
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Phenomenal performances all around. Just wow. Lily and Leo left me in absolute awe. 
Yes, it’s long. But the pacing was masterful and I didn’t feel like anything was extraneous. 
The biggest impression I was left with was that everyone involved with this project truly cares about the people and telling their story as powerfully as possible.

The Mask (1994)
★★★★ ½

Oct 25, 2023
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Cinematic perfection. Almost.