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  • M.F.A.

    M.F.A.

    ★★

    Look, I really just wanted to watch a woman murder rapists.

    That said, this movie is no where near as good as the somewhat similar sadly canceled MTV show Sweet/Vicious so if you're also in a similar mood and haven't seen that, I'd recommend trying to find it instead.

  • Laggies

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    I don't get the point of this move at all, to be honest. I'm here for slice of life movies without a major character arc, but this film is structured as if it's considering Keira Knightley's character to have grown of the course of the film, and the way that growth is shown is so disappointing.

    The idea of the film seems to be that Megan is stuck and needs to move past her high school friends and boyfriend to…

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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?