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  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha

    ★★★

    Film #1/21 of the How To Be a Feminist Challenge
    Task #21: a movie with mostly/entirely a secondary colour on the poster

    "I'm so embarrassed. I'm not a real person yet."

    I wish I could write a review raving about how much I loved this movie but, to be perfectly honest, it didn't really click with me. I've read reviews that call it "whimsical" and "delightful" but to me it felt rather stilted. There were times that I could feel…

  • How to Survive a Plague

    How to Survive a Plague

    ★★★½

    March 2017 Scavenger Hunt Task #13: An Oscar-nominated, but not winning, documentary

    "Plague! 40 million infected people is a fucking a plague!"

    This got me so fired up. The world is just so fucking unjust.

    I am so proud of my brothers and sisters who fought to save lives.
    I am so proud to be gay.

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  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

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

    March 2017 Scavenger Hunt Task #7: A film you feel you need to re-watch (for whatever reason that may be!)

    Bob: I don't want to leave.
    Charlotte: So don't. Stay here with me. We'll start a jazz band.

    So I re-watched this for my screenwriting class. I remembered nearly every beat of the story - except that Bob cheats on his wife and that he and Charlotte kiss at the end. That last bit was completely wiped from my memory.…

  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★★★

    March 2017 Scavenger Hunt Task #30: A film from Matt Minton's list - A List of My Favorites: Movies I Love to the Moon and Back

    How did I go so long without watching Carol? Everyone I follow on this site and my favorite critics have been raving about it for ages. I put it off because I was worried that I would be disappointed. I mean I've never heard a single negative thing about this movie. Ever. That's a…