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  • Fourteen

    Fourteen

    ★★★★½

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

    "There's a million things that could be reasons, but they're not. They're not. They're..or they all are, which is the same thing."

    I ended this telling myself through tears "it can't be defined by its ending, and I know it already is." Anyone of us who's lived life as a frequent disaster - coping with mental illness, addiction, anxiety - is wary of the phrase... I don't want to say it because it gives something away, but it's something that…

  • Underworld: Evolution

    Underworld: Evolution

    ★½

    Selene is such a complete idiot, you can't really blame her for having killed hundreds of innocent people before. Bill Nighy was probs like "this village killed your family. Oh, this village was in on it too. Oh, actually, it was the whole country." There are plenty of John Gs out there.

    I also love how they totally throw out the term "hybrid" as a blanket term for kooky creature mayhem. "He's a hybrid, ain't he?" A hybrid of what?…

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  • Riley's First Date?

    Riley's First Date?

    ★★

    I'm gonna go moan about the isolating social landscape of assumed heterosexuality.

    The worst part of 'Inside Out' was its lazy presumptions on gender identity. That's much the same here, where mom's sexuality is Berlin's "Take My Breath Away" and Dad's sexuality is ACDC. C'mon, mom! Break that crap with some FKA Twigs!

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    ★★★★★

    I’ve never been in a romantic relationship yet, which is not to say I’ve never been in love before. Films about love and films about romantic relationships don’t go as necessarily hand-in-hand as they might seem, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is chiefly about the latter. There are particular rhythms to relationships that are perhaps most easily noticed from outside them, and if you can track those rhythms predictably enough, who’s to say you can’t destroy them? That’s…