arriving at hell

89th Academy Awards - nominees

BEST PICTURE
“Arrival”
“Fences”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell or High Water”
“Hidden Figures”
“La La Land”
“Manchester by the Sea”
“Lion”
“Moonlight”

LEAD ACTOR
Casey Affleck
Andrew Garfield
Ryan Gosling
Viggo Mortensen
Denzel Washington

LEAD ACTRESS
Isabelle Huppert
Ruth Negga
Natalie Portman
Emma Stone
Meryl Streep

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mahershala Ali
Jeff Bridges
Lucas Hedges
Dev Patel
Michael Shannon

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Viola Davis
Naomie Harris
Nicole Kidman
Octavia Spencer
Michelle Williams

BEST DIRECTOR
Denis Villeneuve
Mel Gibson
Damien Chazelle
Kenneth Lonergan
Barry Jenkins

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Top 16 of 2016

1. La La Land

It’s joyous, romantic, energetic, heartbreaking, and just so damn fun!!  Not only the best of the year, but the best of the past 2 years!!

2. Hell or High Water

An inspired neo western that deals with income inequality and family.  It’s tense and darkly funny, with a great Texas atmosphere and lived in characters.

3. Arrival

A smart alien ‘invasion’ movie that focuses on communication and unity instead of violence and bombast, underlined with an emotional and eye opening human story that demands multiple viewings.

4. The Edge of Seventeen

Hailee Steinfeld is Oscar worthy in this coming of age tale.  It’s equally hilarious and heartbreaking, all the while being surprisingly relatable.

5. Moonlight

A deep character study full of empathy and raw emotions.  Fantastic acting and even better direction.

6. Manchester by the Sea

A subtle, yet completely honest portrayal of dealing with grief.  One of the best acting ensembles of year.

7. Captain America: Civil War

Kinetic action, real world themes, and focus on characters new and old make this one of the best entries in the MCU.

8. Captain Fantastic

Who knew living off the grid could be so interesting?  A unique take on the family dramedy that shows the good and bad of both sides, and gets the family into some hysterical situations.

9. The Witch 

A dark and atmospheric experience, with eerily authentic sense of dread.  It’s a horror movie that’s actually horrific!

10. Swiss Army Man

The most unique and absurdly hilarious movie of the year.  A movie that I feel is about normalizing openly loving relationships between two males, whether it’s romantic or not.  Career performance from Radcliffe as well.

11. The Nice Guys

The best written action comedy in years.  Amazing chemistry between Crowe and Gosling.  Just so much fun and totally rewatchable.

12. Sing Street

An inspired story filled with great music, likeable characters that you can’t help but root for, and a great authentic 80s feel.

13. Hunt for the Wilder people

Another absurdist comedy from Taika Waititi featuring fantastic banter between the two unlikely leads and a subtlety touching story.

14. Nocturnal Animals

A dark and twisted sophomore effort from Tom Ford.  Incredible ensemble all around and a story within a story that’s completely captivating.

15. Deadpool

Ryan Reynolds killed it in the role he was born to play.  Very funny and a very faithful adaptation of the tone of the comics!

16. Star Trek Beyond

A very entertaining and character driven movie for the franchise’s 50th anniversary.  Great new characters and great use of classic characters.


Honorable mentions:

- A Monster Calls

- Green Room

- The Neon Demon

- Equals

- Doctor Strange

- Kubo and the two strings

- David Brent: Life on the road

- American Honey

- The Jungle book

- Midnight special

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MY TOP TEN FILMS OF 2016

1. Arrival dir. Denis Villeneuve - starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
2. Hacksaw Ridge dir. Mel Gibson - starring Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths
3. Hell or High Water dir. David Mackenzie - starring Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges
4. Deadpool dir. Tim MIller - starring Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller
5. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story dir. Gareth Edwards - starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn
6. Florence Foster Jenkins dir. Stephen Frears - starring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson
7. Hail, Caesar! dir. Ethan & Joel Coen - starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich
8. Hunt for the Wilderpeople dir. Taika Waititi - starring Sam Neill, Julian Dennison
9. Love & Friendship dir. Whit Stillman - starring Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel
10. The Girl on the Train dir. Tate Taylor - starring Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett

rfa + going to a club/party

a/n: so this wasn’t requested but i thought i’d put up an initial post so you guys can see what my writing is like! i wrote this way before i started posting on here and i just didn’t expect to get so many requests right away! i’m gonna post this anyways bc i worked on it lmao. i’ll be posting a request soon, though!


Yoosung:

  • he’s actually never been to a club before so he’s super excited when you ask him to go to one w you
  • lowkey the idea of going to a club makes him feel more grown up
  • anyways,, he gets all ready a bit too early so he has to wait for a while he’s so over-excited omg
  • he somehow remains patient as you get ready tho ok but his leg is bouncing excitedly as he’s waiting on the couch
  • you two arrive, looking cute as hell the doorman thinks Yoosung’s ID is fake lmao…anyways
  • he pulls you on to the dance floor immediately
  • and you guys start out dancing just like… next to each other;; not touching or anything
  • but ofc u inch closer and have to actually take his hands and place them on your hips
  • aaand cue his bright, blushing face rlly boi y'all have been dating how long now??
  • u think it’s adorable of course bc how can u not
  • he’ll eventually just awkwardly suggest getting drinks bc his heart can’t take it anymore
  • u guys have a rlly good time tho :’)

Zen:

  • so Zen invites you to a party being thrown by some people he’s acquainted with in the industry
  • you two spend forever getting ready
  • bc u know… gotta make sure you guys look bomb af
  • and ofc when you get there, every.single.person. envies y'all immediately
  • ur guys’ outfits are coordinating and honestly u two are #couplegoals
  • you guys take selfies at every given moment (also u both “sneakily” take candids of each other)
  • he introduces you to a looooot of people and makes sure they all know how great u are
  • end up dancing together at some point and probably “accidentally” turn him on
  • it’s not ur fault he makes it so easy
  • did someone say “quickie in the bathroom”????
  • ppl at the party notice ur absence but don’t actually suspect anything when u get back

Jaehee:

  • aaa so you’ve invited Jaehee to a party one of your friends is throwing
  • she asks a lot of questions;;; “will there be a lot of people?” “what’s the expected attire?” etc.
  • she’s so nervous the poor angel (mostly bc she’s going to be meeting a lot of people you know/are friends with)
  • u reassure her ofc
  • she asks to borrow some of ur clothes for the occasion what a fckn cutie
  • initially she clings to u a tad but eventually gets more comfy
  • she even tells a few funny stories abt her crazy boss srry jumin and just beams when people actually, genuinely laugh
  • she ends up drinking a bit too much tho
  • “this punch is so good!! what’s the recipe?” she slurs a bit bless her
  • when she’s told it has alcohol in it she just sort of goes… oh
  • “so enough of that then…. right, MC?” she sort of stumbles into your arms and just starts laughing
  • you guys go home an hour or so later and she just… passes tf out
  • in the morning, she’s a bit hungover but she doesn’t regret it a bit;; she had a lot of fun

Jumin:

  • somehow you convince him to go to a club w you
  • unsurprisingly, he’s totally out of his element
  • doesn’t really know what he’s supposed to be doing???
  • you try to pull him on the dance floor, but that’s just…not gonna happen
  • instead he secures you guys a VIP booth typical
  • ur lowkey disappointed bc u wanted to dance
  • “dance if you want to, MC. i’ll just watch.”
  • poor dude doesn’t even realize what he set in motion when he said that
  • not that he was going to complain once you were giving him his own private show
  • although he ended up having issues… restraining himself
  • your night out is cut rather short when he grabs you a bit rougher than he meant to and announces that  you two are leaving
  • of course….. you don’t mind what comes next at all

Seven:

  • you two actually go out to clubs on occasion, not too often but u know
  • he’s always so captivated by how you look when you two go out well, even more so than he usually is
  • it’s actually a fairly normal outing
  • …..until he accidentally scares the shit out of you 
  • “guess who?” he says in a weird accent as his covers your eyes from behind
  • after you jumped and yelped that first time, he made it his mission for the night to find more creative ways to scare you
  • aaand more creative reasons to keep having to excuse himself
  • “Saeyoung pls we both already have three full drinks, stop going to get more.”
  • his excuses start getting nonsensical and it honestly becomes a game
  • you try and spot him before he can scare you (you only manage that once rip) and he tries to get better and better reactions from you
  • nearly every time, he genuinely surprises you
  • the yelps are replaced by laughter eventually but that doesn’t stop him
  • this goes on even after you two get home and you have to desperately call for a truce
  • you two shake on it… and he then proceeds to get you really good while you’re brushing your teeth gdi Saeyoung 
23 Emotions Johnlockers feel, but can’t explain
  1. Sonder: The realization that Sherlock Holmes is in love with John Watson.
  2. Opia: The ambiguous intensity of John Watson being in love with Sherlock Holmes.
  3. Monachopsis: The subtle but persistent feeling of gay love.
  4. Énouement: The bittersweetness of having arrived in Johnlock Hell.
  5. Vellichor: The strange wistfulness of season 1.
  6. Rubatosis: The unsettling awareness of the johnlock porn.
  7. Kenopsia: The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of 221B Baker Street.
  8. Mauerbauertraurigkeit: The inexplicable urge to push Magnussen out of a window
  9. Jouska: A hypothetical conversation between John Watson and Sherlock Holmes in the tarmac.
  10. Chrysalism: The amniotic tranquility of reading Retirement!lock
  11. Vemödalen: The frustration of John Watson being married to Mary Morstan.
  12. Anecdoche: A conversation in which John Watson confesses his love to Sherlock Holmes.
  13. Ellipsism: A sadness that you’ll never be able to know how did Sherlock Holmes felt in those 2 years.
  14. Kuebiko: A state of exhaustion inspired by hiatus.
  15. Lachesism: The desire to be struck by all the gayness.
  16. Exulansis: The tendency to give up trying to talk about your Johnlock feelings.
  17. Adronitis: Frustration with how long it takes to Sherlock Holmes and John Watson to kiss.
  18. Rückkehrunruhe: The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find that you best friend/crush is married to a woman.
  19. Nodus Tollens: The realization that the plot of your life is a fairytale parallel.
  20. Onism: The frustration of being stuck in an unhappy marriage.
  21. Liberosis: The desire to care less about two idiots falling in love.
  22. Altschmerz: Weariness with the same old issues that you’ve always had now are replaced by love.
  23. Occhiolism: The awareness of the smallness of your flatmate.
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I have now arrived in Hell.