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Lucy has written 120 reviews for films during 2019.

  • Your Girlfriend

    Your Girlfriend

    some really quietly affecting work from my dear friend jacob. this one is introspective and soft, and definitely his most mature short film yet. a muted look at the way people drift in and out of our lives, and how sometimes they’re called back to our minds even if we haven’t thought about them for a while. and i was lucky to be an advising editor and help out with the poster as well, it brings me immense joy and pride to see jacob’s work come to life every time. you can watch the short film here

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    if i was in the mad max fury road universe i wouldv not killed the world. rip to men but im different

  • The Goldfinch

    The Goldfinch

    “ha! harry potter”

    this is some of the worst film editing i have ever seen in a movie this mainstream, and the plot was absolutely incoherent (as was the dialogue). i was trying to buy what it was selling, but everything feels off. to all you fans of the book... i am so sorry they did you this wrong. the plus side is we finally have something to double feature with the book of henry. please go see hustlers

  • Hustlers

    Hustlers

    ★★★★½

    “we were fucking hurricanes, weren’t we”

    not a joke in the slightest: this is one of the best films of the year. a movie with a premise like this could have been made in a million horrible ways, but this is a perfect example of how good something can be when treated just right. it’s engaging from the first scene until the cut to black. everyone is a star player, j-lo is ridiculously great and even cardi b and miss…

  • The Death & Life of John F. Donovan

    The Death & Life of John F. Donovan

    ★★★

    “it was the only connection i had with the life i dreamed of”

    ...they had us in the first half, i’m not gonna lie. this was so close to being... something. but by the second hour it lost ground fast, unraveling somewhere between kits inability to act and the muddled plotlines... oh well. but i’ll always stand by xavier and his ambitious music and editing choices. my kryptonite every time

  • Jennifer's Body

    Jennifer's Body

    ★★★★½

    “i just got aquamarine on dvd. it's about this girl who’s like, half-sushi. i guess she has sex through her blowhole or something”

    literally the film of a century not only was this ahead of its time but we should be teaching this in film classes like what was brought to the table here was just extraordinary and otherworldly and what was done here should be recognized worldwide as a feat in cinema and i think we should be thanking…

  • It Chapter Two

    It Chapter Two

    ★★★½

    “if you believe it does”

    a lot like the first one in tone to a fault, the patterns growing a little old. it feels less impactful this time around. but still so well made and genuinely scary (also, i cried) so i can’t be too critical

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    Lawrence of Arabia

    ★★

    in the time it took me to watch this, i could have rewatched charlie’s angels: full throttle twice. priorities

  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★★★

    “now that we’re old enough, where the hell do we go?”

    my brand is alive and well. now let me post this so i can go impulse buy a t-shirt with the logo on it

  • The Farewell

    The Farewell

    ★★★★½

    “be good, my child”

    so genuine and caring that it feels like being hugged. i’m just gonna keep rewatching this until i have it memorized, i think

  • Vita & Virginia

    Vita & Virginia

    ★★★★

    “i feel as if a dark pool of sticky water were closing over me. it’s that you’re not here”

    frustrating that this is both so sharp and muddled in approach: i can’t love its faults, but i so love the tenderness found buried beneath, and it called me back. the music is so enchanting, and the rhythmic love letters bouncing back and forth create a rich dialogue, but it’s still all kept at arms length somehow. in the brief moments of clarity however, it wins me over and i find myself in tears. let’s bump it up to a 4

  • Good Boys

    Good Boys

    ★★

    i know brie larson didn’t roll jack up into a rug and break him out of room so he could say bad words and google porn. i guess he’s growing up 🥺