this scared the ever-living shit out of me!!!!! i don't know how i managed to make it through the whole thing bc i watched it by myself and that was a big miss steak. as if the creepy bro in the van wasn't terrifying enough, in comes the chainsaw wielding murderer with human skin on his face........ jfc, pretty sure i am emotionally damaged now. (or at least more so than before.)
This is female-centric horror done masterfully. There’s so much to unpack in Raw’s themes surrounding coming of age, burgeoning sexuality, relationships between women, as well as female agency and autonomy (to name a few)—and all presented from a specifically feminine/feminist perspective. At its most simplistic, you could take the “man-eating woman” trope to a literal level and you’d have Raw; but it’s also much more than that: it’s a complex, satirical reflection on growing up, navigating the world on your…
I wasn’t going to write another review of this film purely on principle, but given the astounding and baffling response to my previous (and admittedly: brief) write-up, I feel I might as well reply to the male outrage and their combative, redundant criticisms.
Despite what many commentators seem to think, I do actually understand that people might see The Neon Demon as NWR’s critique of the fashion industry (or society in general) and the way it exploits women. However, I…
A prime example of why men should not be allowed to make films about women and/or the experience of being a woman. I knew going into this that I would hate it, but it far surpassed hatred and ventured into the realm of vehement disdain and disgust.
Most of the scathing reviews I've encountered on letterboxd have adamantly addressed the problematic nature of this film so I won't bother to waste any more of my time; but suffice to say,…