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  • Charlie's Angels

    Charlie's Angels

    ★★★

    Was initially rooting for this one, but just like almost every other women-led studio venture made post-2016, it’s loaded with a specific brand of faux-feminism that only applies to conventionally attractive women. These highly commercial movies profit off of a real movement by touting hollow ~Girl Power~ without taking any actual risks or adding anything new/interesting to the conversation. 

    The real problem with a 2019 reboot of Charlie’s Angels it that its central tenet, hot babes weaponizing their own looks…

  • Joy Street

    Joy Street

    ★★★★

    in the real life world, i love to gently hold the tops of people's hands and ask them solemnly, "do you dream?"

    pretend i am doing that now, please.

    "do you dream?"

    if you said yes, then i will say "oh, good! me too!" and smile at our newfound kinship.
    if you hesitated for more than 2.5 seconds or said "i used to" then i will ask you if you like mulholland drive and tread cautiously from there.
    if you…

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★★

    love this spongebob special about squidward and mr. krabs being marooned in a lighthouse together with no choice but to recreate the myth of prometheus

  • Winter's Blood

    Winter's Blood

    ★★★½

    if you, like me, desperately miss that eerie stag-man from hannibal, you'll be pleased to know that he is alive and well and thriving in this taut little 4 minute independent horror short! though that's not a ton of time to establish the diegetic world and characters, filmmaker parker brennon and team make the most out of it using vivid lighting and ominous visual cues: the chime of the grandfather clock, the primal dread of a stag skull, the crimson of holly berries juxtaposed against the icy-blue winter all portend something otherworldly is coming, and there will be blood. WINTER'S BLOOD, THAT IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    watch here!

  • Hour of the Wolf

    Hour of the Wolf

    ★★★★

    having The Lighthouse withdrawals 🥴 needed to see a black & white chiaroscuro chamber horror about a man on a remote island driven to insanity by the weight of his past regrets 🥴

  • Much Ado About Nothing

    Much Ado About Nothing

    ★★★½

    as essential to 10th grade lit class as gattaca is to 7th, 10th, and 12th grade biology

  • The King

    The King

    ★★★

    robert pattinson not showing up til over an hour in ...... edging

  • Love Songs

    Love Songs

    ★★★½

    american musicals: 🎶i’m singin’ in the rain! 😁☔️ just singin’ in the rain 😋☔️ what a glorious feeling 🥰☔️ i’m happy again!🎶

    french musicals: 🎶we walk under a gray sky 🚬😔 pierced by thousands of needles 🚬😥 it’s pouring rain onto the Spirit  🚬🥺 the clouds, too heavy, let themselves go🎶

  • Rosemary's Baby

    Rosemary's Baby

    ★★★★★

    “One workday, while we were waiting to shoot, Roman was discoursing about the impossibility of long-term monogamy given the brevity of a man's sexual attraction to any woman. An impassioned John Cassavetes responded that Roman knew nothing about women, or relationships, and that he, John, was more attracted than ever to his wife, Gena Rowlands. Roman stared at him and blinked a few times, and for once had no reply.”
    - from Mia Farrow’s memoir

    ah! the anecdote that made…

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★★

    filthy and delicious. a swirling maelstrom of horrific rage and loneliness and repression and repulsion and secrets and piss and phalluses and greek tragedy and unrelenting, all-consuming, inescapable horniness

    toppled head over mermaid tail in love with this one in the first few minutes and never once wanted it to end, which is that rare and divine feeling i’m constantly hoping for when the theater lights dim. absolutely cannot wait to watch it with subtitles so i can understand a single line of dialogue <3

  • Jenny Slate: Stage Fright

    Jenny Slate: Stage Fright

    ★★★★

    this has the same ending as Love Streams (1984) and personally i think more comedy specials should end by paying homage to the works of john cassavetes

  • Submarine

    Submarine

    ★★★★½

    “Dear Jordana,
    Thank you for letting me explore your perfect body. I could drink your blood. You are the only person that I would allow to be shrunken down to a microscopic size and swim inside me in a tiny submersible machine. We have lost our virginity, but it wasn't like losing anything. You’re too good for me. You’re too good for anyone. 
    Sincerely, Oliver.”

    ohhhh man this love letter monologue knocks the wind out of me every time. makes…