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  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★

    This was made so much worse by the actual eighth grade (or younger) kids behind me who were extremely uncomfortable with and grossed out by large chunks of this movie.


    To me this movie is so obviously made by someone who is so far outside the experience they're making a film about. It's just a collection of kids these days, childhood is weird right? I get that an actual eighth grader is unlikely to be this reflective on their experiences…

  • Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

    Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

    ★★★★★

    The first time I watched this, I watched it with my father. It was on my "to watch list" and he's into comedy specials so I thought it was something decent to put on while I cooked father's day weekend breakfast with him.

    It was an interesting if somewhat frustrating experience to watch him zone-out at all the lesbian jokes in the beginning and tune right back in for the mental health/art history section. And if you've already watched this,…

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  • The Hitch-Hiker

    The Hitch-Hiker

    ★★★

    Film School Drop Out Challenge Week 11: Film Noir

    52 Films By Women - Ultimate Challenge Week 38: 1950s

    Tense, economical thriller that avoids most of the sexism inherent in the majority of noir films (granted, it’s by having women completely absent from the picture). Enjoyable and well-made if you’re in the mood for something of the genre. I really appreciated the swift pace without any wasted moments. It makes me wish more films these days weren't afraid of a shorter running time.

  • Falling Leaves

    Falling Leaves

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

    First film of the year! First film of of FSDO challenge!

    I loved this honestly. I love the centering of all the women at the heart of this story. The little girl who early in the film is having trouble not looking at the camera is terrific but then the image of her tying leaves on trees to save her sister from dying is heartbreaking.

    Also is it weird that we live in such an anti-science world now (at least here in the US) that I really had a lot of emotions over the bacteriologist saving the life of the girl in the end?