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  • Anna Karenina

    ★★

  • I, Tonya

    ★★★½

  • High and Low

    ★★★★½

  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    ★★★½

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  • Anna Karenina

    Anna Karenina

    ★★

    Ok now that I’ve actually read the book, I’m bumping my review one star because the book is so great and this adaptation is so bad, I can’t forgive it even if it looks gorgeous. And I love Keira Knightley okay, but she was horribly miscast as Anna Karenina.

  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    ★★★½

    Jane Russell doing a musical number in the middle of a bunch of half naked men is what the female gaze is about

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  • Oldboy

    Oldboy

    ★★½

    I… erm. What?
    Not sure I have a lot of positive things to say, this may be a controversial opinion. 
    Park Chan Wook is a stellar director but I can’t say this was my cup of tea… and I don’t think the violent misogyny of this helped my opinion of this movie at all. 
    Maybe I just wasn’t in the melodrama of it all. Maybe the plot and the twists and reveals didn’t sound believable to me. Maybe I would…

  • The Lost Daughter

    The Lost Daughter

    ★★★½

    A really great directorial debut from Maggie Gyllenhaal, offering a nuanced portrayal of motherhood, of the good, the bad, the beautiful and the ugly. The nature and the sea-side reflecting her loneliness and emotional turmoil back Leda almost felt like a character in and of itself. Olivia Colman is as amazing as always and Jessie Buckley (whom I’m not really familiar with) also surprised me with how much sensitivity she portrayed her character.
    There are some elements that I found lacking that I can’t quite yet put my finger on, but overall the ending was beautiful and cathartic and I felt satisfied.