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  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★½

    one of my many gripes: why even have female characters in your movie if this is how you write them?

  • Lives of Performers

    Lives of Performers

    ★★★½

    In the final section of Lives of Performers, Rainer stages thirty-five tableaux vivants. These dramatic scenarios—romantic, violent, ironic—feature dancers in a living still life, except that she keeps the performers' twitches, shifts in balance, and facial tics until they finally break their poses and move on to the next scene. This physical disruption from the expected reflects Rainer's own cinematic écriture féminin, the French feminist literary theory that stresses the ties between women's experience and their expression of language and…

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  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

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

    this is a terrible movie. it is deeply condescending and moralizing yet shallow and misogynistic, all at once. it glorifies stylized violence, and then refuses to own up to its own violence (seriously, you're gonna have a cannibal scene and not show any violence, but DO have a very long, male gaze shower scene with two models?). it screams about the exploitation of women, yet constantly mocks the character with plastic surgery and features the violent rape of 13-year-old runaway…

  • Lifeforce

    Lifeforce

    ★★★★

    shocktober 2016 #5

    this movie has an absolutely perfect mix of taking itself 100% seriously, while also throwing all the weirdest crap they could think of at the audience. if it was a little off in either respect, it would be unwatchable, but hooper gets it perfectly right.