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  • White Bird in a Blizzard

    White Bird in a Blizzard 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 29 Aug, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I like Araki's style and I liked the story. The way it wraps up is so anti-climactic, though. There's a lot of build-up and exciting tension that leads to nothing, followed by a quick voice-over that's just like "Well, anyways, turns out he did do it." Then there's a twist about his motivations that doesn't really add anything. I actually would have preferred never finding out what happened to the mom, and the dad remaining a potential good guy. It also probably needed more of the lead hanging out with her friends. I still liked it.

  • Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy 1992

    ★★★½ Watched 23 Aug, 2015

    It’s the quintessential 90s Drew Barrymore bad girl movie, but kinda the least interesting. Doppelganger and The Amy Fisher Story hit me a lot harder. But still, I love anything about female friendship and scandalous dad seduction. It’s crazy how much Chloe from 2009 took from this.

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  • Face/Off

    Face/Off 1997

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 02 Apr, 2014

    I saw this as a cynical, shitty teenager, and hated it. Even before revisiting it, I was deeply ashamed of this fact because I knew in my heart I was wrong. I am proud of how much I have matured in the last 17 years as a viewer of cinema, and that I can now recognize Face/Off as one of the greatest films of all time.

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 16 Aug, 2013 1

    The thing Brooke Adams does with her eyes in this movie might be my favorite thing anyone has done in any movie.