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Demi has written 132 reviews for films rated ★★★★ .

  • Girlhood

    Girlhood

    ★★★★

    Verrrrry glad I ended up watching Céline Sciamma's previous work after being bowled over by Portrait Of A Lady On Fire. (And very glad I watched them with my girlfriend, whose insights were invaluable in helping me properly contextualize certain moments as the credits rolled.) Water Lilies, Tomboy, and Girlhood are all so different than POALOF but they carry similar themes of the complications of identity that can make the already-harrowing experience of adolescence even more distressing. Tomboy stands out…

  • Bombshell

    Bombshell

    ★★★★

    I have mixed feelings on how this film handles the "it's Fox News" of it all, but Margot Robbie and Charlize Theron are doing absolutely stunning work here and the final resolution of the film is perfectly sobering and honest in a way that I didn't expect it to be. Also, every (white) actor in Hollywood is in this film! Good on them.

  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★★★★

    I love Alan Alda so much.

    Very hard to watch this movie without immediately recognizing it as Noah Baumbach’s attempt to reconcile his own divorce in the most self-aggrandizing way, but I will forgive it on the sole condition that Laura Dern either runs me over with her car or allows me to treat her to a lovely expensive dinner and then never calls me again. Your choice, Laura!

  • Dolemite Is My Name

    Dolemite Is My Name

    ★★★★

    Easily the silliest movie that has almost brought me to tears. A fun, easygoing movie about what even the most ridiculous films can mean to people. The Disaster Artist found dead in a ditch.

  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★

    (no real spoilers per se, but i'm talkin about the tone of the film so if you wanna go in completely blind on what to expect, go away!!! but also, the movie is 3.5 hours, there is a strong chance you will have forgotten all of this by the time the ending comes)

    About an hour into the film, the format starts to unravel in a way that makes you think "ah, this just might be another 'portrait of a…

  • Kedi

    Kedi

    ★★★★

    nothin better than gettin high and smiling at cats :)

  • Over the Garden Wall

    Over the Garden Wall

    ★★★★

    absolutely peak cuteness

  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★★★

    [CREDITS ROLL]
    CLAIRE DENIS: hm. so no cum? you’re allowed to... just none of it?

  • Over the Garden Wall

    Over the Garden Wall

    ★★★★

    honestly i was tired and in a post-IT fugue when i watched this so i dozed off for a lil bit but this is so sweet and funny and lovely and i’m actually excited to watch it again

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★

    War? Now, war is hell. But a Star War? That's hell too– hella fun! You gotta love movies!

  • Ready or Not

    Ready or Not

    ★★★★

    i had fun with this movie and am giving it four stars so please keep that in mind when I say I have never seen a more transparent attempt to create a bad-ass Halloween costume moment than the one in this movie! and also, whoever color graded this movie is my enemy! again- four stars! samara weaving is great!

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★

    a list of nonsense i wrote while watching AVENGERS: ENDGAME on a plane:

    • Gotta admit, I think I was way harsh on this movie coming off Infinity War! Second time around, the one-liners feel much less grating and you can tell how astoundingly well-plotted this thing is– like, yes, dug, it’s the culmination of 22 movies, but this time I really felt like I could see all the breadcrumbs they had been laying throughout other films and how they…