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  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    ★★★★

    like being punched repeatedly in the face but each time it’s someone else’s fist 

    alternatively: like every pulpy collection of short western stories you find on a bookshelf in a cabin you stay in over the summer, where the pages are all yellowed and the spine is broken and the cover design is some lone cowboy silhouette against a desert sunset - that perfect combination of shockingly brutal, surprisingly sweet, and predictably corny but in the best way. made to be devoured in one sitting and revisited the next summer when you come back having inevitably forgotten to pack any of your own books.

  • Unbelievable

    Unbelievable

    ★★★★★

    most reaffirming watch I’ve had as a woman in a long, long, long time. It’s pitch perfect, thoughtful, tender, god damn heartbreaking, raw, and so real. Above all, it’s meaningful and respectful and necessary in a way very little television these days is (but more needs to be), and that’s undoubtedly because it’s about women written BY women. I just ... feel a lot watching this, and it’s hard to articulate, but I’m very grateful it exists.

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  • Con Air

    Con Air

    don’t !! treat !! women !! like !! that !!

    you just know the guys who wrote this think they’re hot shit

    that said. con air goes hard and I’m not complaining.

  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    ★★★★★

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

    “Wanna know why this is my favorite tree? Because it’s tipped over but it’s still growing.”

    A film as much about what you don’t see as what you do, The Florida Project initially had me frustrated that so much of what the audience sees is fundamentally limited by what Moonee has access to (and understanding of). But by the heart wrenching climax, it was impossible for me to want anything but to return to Moonee’s earlier wide eyed ignorance, her…