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  • The Edge of Seventeen

    The Edge of Seventeen

    ★★★

    Film #3/21 of the How To Be a Feminist Challenge
    Task #13: a well-received movie directed by a woman

    Nadine, played exceptionally by Hailee Steinfeld of True Grit fame, is a high school junior that defies categorization. Instead of fitting a classic high school movie stereotype, Nadine is both bitingly brazen and deeply self-conscious. She’s as sharp as a knife and painfully naïve. A bundle of contradictions, Nadine is refreshingly flawed and feels achingly real. In a sea of teenagers…

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    The Silence of the Lambs

    Film #2/21 of the How To Be a Feminist Challenge
    Task #2: a movie featuring an Oscar winning performance by a lead actress

    Woah. So this movie shook me to my very core. I thought I knew what I was getting in to but I actually had no idea.

    Jodie Foster is fantastic as kick-ass FBI trainee Clarice Starling and I'll never be able to look at Anthony Hopkins the same way again.

    This movie so easily could have been…

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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…