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  • Jennifer's Body

    Jennifer's Body

    GOD this is so fun. In most of Diablo Cody's movies, (I'm thinking specifically about Tully, Young Adult, and Jennifer's Body) there are scenes including the main character applying/talking about makeup. The limiting and degrading consequences of society's conventions of female beauty and image are always a present theme in her work, and each film of hers dives into the issue at a different angle. I love her for this.

  • Tully

    Tully

    ★★★★

    I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS MOVIE AND HOW MUCH IT MEANS TO ME! ONE DAY I’LL ACTUALLY GET AROUND TO WRITING ABOUT IT, BUT RIGHT NOW I’M MUCH TOO EMOTIONAL.

    Also I saw Charlize Theron in person before the screening, and she is just TOO gorgeous. It’s not fair. Good for her.

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  • A Simple Favor

    A Simple Favor

    ★★★

    This was MUCH gayer than I expected. And for that, I have to say thank you, Paul Feig.

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★

    I’m gonna get so much hate for this; I apologize in advance. 
    I wanted to love this. I hyped it up SO much, listened to Shallow on repeat, and spent the past week trying to acquire Gaga’s vocal range. But this was so messy. The first act was solid, and I was super into it. However, it soon fell apart. 

    I realized I felt that the characters couldn’t breathe. I never was able to just watch them *exist* together. Each…