RSS feed for Allison

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • Disobedience

    Disobedience

    ★½

    Yikes. 

    This is the second time this director has gotten some really terrific performances from his leads in the midst of a super trite and fairly exploitative film.

    Can we call for an immediate do-over with the same cast and a better director (ideally a woman)?

  • Blockers

    Blockers

    ★★★★

    Teen sex comedies are NOT my jam and yet I still wound up loving this film.

    What I've been joyfully discovering in the past few years is: all these genres I thought I hated? Turns out, I don't hate them. They were just always misogynistic pieces of trash before, and now that we're realizing women are people I actually get to enjoy them (see Fury Road for action films for example).

    And if you too think this film is not…

Popular reviews

More
  • 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?