Reviews

The stories (tv, movies, books) I've consumed and how I felt about them. Those marked with gold styling are stories I especially enjoyed and/or had a lasting impact.

2024

Challengers

Luca Guadagnino

Dirty Dancing

Emile Ardolino

Flashdance

Adrian Lyne

Bottoms

Emma Seligman

The Bling Ring

Sofia Coppola

Under the Tuscan Sun

Audrey Wells

Paris Can Wait

Eleanor Coppola

Kate & Leopold

James Mangold

Fargo

Joel Coen

Beauty Shop

Bille Woodruff

Just Wright

Sanaa Hamri

Definitely, Maybe

Adam Brooks

Saltburn

Emerald Fennell

Austenland

Jerusha Hess

Serendipity

Peter Chelsom

2023

Love Actually

Richard Curtis

Little Women (1994)

Gillian Armstrong

The Santa Claus 2

Michael Lembeck

The Santa Claus

John Pasquin

Elemental

Peter Sohn

Little Women (2019)

Greta Gerwig

Christmas in Connecticut

Peter Godfrey

Holiday Inn

Mark Sandrich

Meet Me in St. Louis

Vincente Minnelli

Fred Claus

David Dobkin

Paddington

Paul King

Last Christmas

Paul Feig

White Christmas

Michael Curtiz

The Devil Wears Prada

David Frankel

Last Holiday

Wayne Wang

The Family Stone

Thomas Bezucha

A Haunting in Venice

Kenneth Branagh

Scooby-Doo

Raja Gosnell

Insidious

James Wan

Monster House

Gil Kenan

Charmed

Constance M. Burge

Eloise at the Plaza

Kevin Lima

Grey Gardens

Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Muffie Meyer, Ellen Hovde

What We Do in the Shadows

Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement

Se7en

David Fincher

Only Murders in the Building

John Hoffman, Steve Martin

Bewitched

Nora Ephron

Remember Me

Allen Coulter

Almost Famous

Cameron Crowe

It's Complicated

Nancy Meyers

Heartburn

Mike Nichols

Ted Lasso

Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly, Bill Lawrence

Chef

Jon Favreau

Barbie

Greta Gerwig

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Joaquim Dos Santos, Justin Thompson, Kemp Powers

Jury Duty

Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Halina Reijn

Love & Death

Lesli Linka Glatter, Clark Johnson

The Cartographers

Peng Shepherd

Succession

Jesse Armstrong

Glass Onion

Rian Johnson

The Last of Us

Neil Druckmann, Craig Mazin

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert

Sex and the City

Darren Star

Dune

Frank Herbert

Groundhog Day

Harold Ramis

How to Stop Time

Matt Haig

Little Miss Sunshine

Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

Father of the Bridge

Charles Shyer

What a Girl Wants

Dennie Gordon

Bride Wars

Gary Winick

Something's Gotta Give

Nancy Meyers

Little Nicky

Steven Brill

27 Dresses

Anne Fletcher

The French Dispatch

Wes Anderson

2022

The Will to Change

Bell Hooks

Knives Out

Rian Johnson

The Crown

Peter Morgan

Isle of Dogs

Wes Anderson

Sex Education (S2+)

Laurie Nunn

Dune

Denis Villeneuve

Practical Magic

Jan de Bont

Notting Hill

Roger Michell

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Wes Anderson

Scream

Wes Craven

White Lotus

Mike White

Sleepless in Seattle

Nora Ephron

Crashing

George Kane

Fleabag

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Stranger Things

Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer

Bridgerton (S2)

Chris Van Dusen

Beetlejuice

Tim Burton

Umbrella Academy

Steve Blackman, Jeremy Slater

Twister

Griffin Dunne

Moonrise Kingdom

Wes Anderson

The Holiday

Nancy Meyers

Girl, Interrupted

James Mangold

The Witches of Eastwick

George Miller

2021

Nine Perfect Strangers

John-Henry Butterworth, David E. Kelley

The Egg

Andy Weir

X Files

Chris Carter

Gilmore Girls

Amy Sherman-Palladino

Pride & Prejudice

Joe Wright

Bridget Jones’s Diary

Sharon Maguire

Hereditary

Ari Aster

Hannibal

Bryan Fuller

2020

Magic for Liars

Sarah Gailey

Corpse Bride

Tim Burton, Mike Johnson

Blade Runner 2049

Denis Villeneuve

The Good Place

Michael Schur

Gravity Falls

Alex Hirsch

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko

The Legend of Korra

Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko

Ponyo

Hayao Miyazaki

Kiki’s Delivery Service

Hayao Miyazaki

The Wind Rises

Hayao Miyazaki

Bridgerton (S1)

Chris Van Dusen

Emily in Paris

Darren Star

The Proposal

Anne Fletcher

The Witch

Robert Eggers

Birds of Prey

Cathy Yan

Soul

Pete Docter

BoJack Horseman

Raphael Bob-Waksberg

Pre-2020

La La Land

Damien Chazelle

JoJo Rabbit

Taika Waititi

Avengers: Endgame

Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Game of Thrones

David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Rodney Rothman, Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti

Westworld

Lisa Joy, Jonathan Nolan

Coraline

Henry Selick

Avengers: Infinity War

Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Crazy Rich Asians

Jon M. Chu

It

Andy Muschietti

Mamma Mia!

Phyllida Lloyd

Big Little Lies

David Kelley

Sausage Party

Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan

Arrival

Denis Villeneuve

Sherlock

Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat

The Giver

Lois Lowry

Community

Dan Harmon

Spirited Away

Hayao Miyazaki

Castle in the Sky

Hayao Miyazaki

Howl's Moving Castle

Hayao Miyazaki

Princess Mononoke

Hayao Miyazaki

Porco Rosso

Hayao Miyazaki

My Neighbor Totoro

Hayao Miyazaki

Tangled

Byron Howard, Nathan Greno

Ratatouille

Brad Bird

The Iron Giant

Brad Bird

Apollo 13

Ron Howard