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  • Elle

    Elle 2016

    ★★★★★ Watched 13 Nov, 2016

    Verhoeven does something unusual. He gives us a female character who isn't presented as trying to take misogynistic masculine power into her own hands, who doesn't gain empowerment or liberation through some pursuit to "be a man." Instead huppert is realistically shown as actually having to babysit and appease all of the everyday matter of fact misogyny which surrounds her, her strength comes not through controlling violence, but through her own coping mechanisms and subtle mastery of various situations. Perhaps…

  • Starship Troopers

    Starship Troopers 1997

    ★★★★★ Watched 15 Nov, 2016

    A movie stolen from some alternative super-fascist reality where all the artifice, spectacle, and canned emotions of the Hollywood blockbuster are brought to their highest and most imperialistic ends. A film which makes sense of the war on terror four years before the war on terror even started. A movie ridiculing the Aryanness of the typical war film with it's reckless disregard for human life and the absurdities of it's banal melodrama, while never ill-treating its characters and still allowing…