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  • Fifty Shades Freed

    Fifty Shades Freed

    well. just as I thought......trash!

    such good Rita moments tho. one star for distressed, gagged Rita.

  • A Fantastic Woman

    A Fantastic Woman

    ★★★½

    seeing a trans woman surely draw on her own experience as she has transphobic bile spat at her for the majority of a film is not an easy thing to watch - but Daniela Vega is hard to look away from.

    the ideas brought up about what's "natural" ("Natural Woman" playing on her way to be examined was...pointed) and what's "fantastic" (the dance sequence, the shot of her walking into the wind) were fascinating. and driving home the "flesh and bone" point with the image of Marina *SPOILER* being the last person to see Orlando's body really hit home.

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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

    round two: even hornier
    godDAMN vicky just devours the camera
    every single movement, note, gesture, syllable is SO necessary

    and finally: when woodcock can't deal with alma's teeth scraping the spoon.....bitch, I felt that

    wait one more thing: debilitating a man to exert your femininity and eventually get him to desire your control is the, how you say....."mood"

  • Mudbound

    Mudbound

    ★★★★

    stunner. wow. definitely engrossing and hard to look away from but didn’t really need the LEAN IN to the racism (the men...in hoods...) to get it.  the parallels between families and seeing the groundwork laid for institutional racism we still grapple with were particularly effective. 

    the ensemble and Dee Rees’ direction are so unreal. 

    and lastly: slap my ass and call me Carey Mulligan cuz I’m gonna need Garrett Hedlund to come...build me a shower.