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Lucy has written 62 reviews for films rated ★★½ .

  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

    Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

    ★★½

    felt like a tv movie for tweens until the Scary Stories themselves unfolded and then my mind was boggled at how the hell this managed a pg-13 rating. if you showed me one of those scenes out of context and said it was from a new french extremity movie, i would believe you

  • Night of the Demon

    Night of the Demon

    ★★½

    that demon lowkey looked like a muppet but back in the day i bet audiences soiled their trousers over it... film and what shocks us about film really has come so far in so short a time, it’s quite remarkable

  • They Shall Not Grow Old

    They Shall Not Grow Old

    ★★½

    an incomplete list of titles that elderly people have called this movie while buying tickets for it at the theater where i work:

    -they shall Not
    -they won’t die in vain
    -they shall not Die
    -they shall not Live
    -they will... not...... grow
    -they shall  not... oh, you know
    -[slaps down cash] THE WORLD WAR ONE

  • Lizzie

    Lizzie

    ★★½

    and you thought u-hauling was bad

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    ★★½

    jk rowling take a break from writing challenge

  • Destroyer

    Destroyer

    ★★½

    AFI 2018: film #16

    “you can be better than me”

    this ain’t it. the story felt really inaccessible and the stakes were too low to keep the tension. when it kicks up a few times i’m almost fooled, but loses me again soon afterwards. nicole builds a great character, but as the movie’s beating heart, she just barely keeps this thing alive. i might like it a little more when i’m in a different mood, but i highly doubt i’ll rewatch this any time soon

  • Happy as Lazzaro

    Happy as Lazzaro

    ★★½

    AFI 2018: film #10

    “he’ll follow us, you’ll see”

    such a cute character, but otherwise, it wasn’t for me. too much and too little going on simultaneously

  • On the Basis of Sex

    On the Basis of Sex

    ★★½

    AFI 2018: film #1

    “the law is wrong”

    i’m growing tired of the same cookie cutter way of making biopics. this isn’t really a bad movie, but the second half lags a lot and it feels really simplistic in a dull way. given a choice, i’d choose the rbg documentary that came out earlier this year


    edit: they say the phrase “on the basis of sex” at LEAST 7 times. i counted. it was a lot

  • Boy Erased

    Boy Erased

    ★★½

    CIFF 2018: film #6

    “whatever happens next, it is still your choice”

    this felt like a horror movie. at first told with some interesting and even entertaining editing and music choices that keeps the pace flowing nicely, eventually that gimmick drops off and we’re left staring right at the dark subject matter. and there’s no looking away

    this is the kind of movie i struggle with rating, because i can tell it was made with good intentions and everyone involved…

  • Hell Fest

    Hell Fest

    ★★½

    this is exactly why i don’t fuck with haunted houses, mazes or hayrides. horror movies are fun, but paying to have someone chase you around with a chainsaw is just clownery

  • Assassination Nation

    Assassination Nation

    ★★½

    i kind of... hated this, but i can’t say i didn’t have a little fun with it. hari nef is such a goddess and a natural talent

  • Mamma Mia!

    Mamma Mia!

    ★★½

    amanda seyfriend i’m free on thursdays