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  • Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.

    Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A gem of a film brimming with simple beauty and bold style — particularly by lead actress Ariyan A. Johnson and writer/director Leslie Harris. This is Harris’s only feature film making her another casualty of a filmmaking system that doesn’t seem worth in the stories by and for black women. There’s much to marvel at in the film: it’s assured tone, it’s vibrant depiction of early ‘90s Brooklyn, the trenchant script which handles notions of teen pregnancy with care, but…

  • Cruel Intentions

    Cruel Intentions

    ★½

    Hahaha. A part of me loves this trash but it is truly a mess. I’m a Sarah Michelle Gellar apologist.

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Boring trash that didn’t even have enough fun spectacle to distract me from my disinterest in this franchise.

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★

    Mostly archly, fun affair. I found the vomiting conceit too cute by half — but enjoyed Ana de Armas’s wide eyed, saintly performance. Chris Evans was aggressively OKAY, didn’t have the heft or slyness necessary for the role.