parasite – bong joon ho

Rating: 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 (Minor Spoilers) The cinematic masterpiece Parasite swept the 2020 Academy Awards, taking home four Oscars for Best Original Screenplay, Best Directing, Best International Film, and Best Picture. I watched the movie with my friend two nights before the Oscars, determined to understand the buzz surrounding it. Going into the movie, I had [...]

raise high the roof beams, carpenters & seymour: an introduction – j.d. salinger

Rating: 4.5/5 As you can probably tell, I really like Salinger. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters is about our favorite narrator, Buddy Glass, recollecting Seymour's wedding. When Seymour doesn't show up for the wedding, Buddy finds himself in the company of the Matron of Honor, Mrs. Silsburn, and an half-deaf elderly man. Most of [...]

franny and zooey – j.d. salinger

Rating: 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 There aren't a lot of books that, after I finish, immediately want to reread. Franny and Zooey has become one of my favorite reads of 2019, and quite potentially one of my favorite books ever. Franny and Zooey is divided into two parts: the first centers around Franny having a sort of breakdown at dinner [...]