Danielle King

Danielle King

I've not yet lived enough, nor seen enough films.

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  • A Simple Favor

    A Simple Favor

    ★★★★

    This was delightful. Come at me. 

    I wondered what a modern thriller that didn't take itself too seriously could accomplish. I wasn't sure if Anna Kendrick would monopolize the humor, but Blake Lively MORE than holds her own.

  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★★

    I need to watch this again.

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  • Cosmopolis

    Cosmopolis

    ★½

    I was so patient with this film. I waited until I got all the way through it to decide that it was an unwatchable mess. Getting to the end was taxing, emotionally and intellectually. For a director I like, and for having a very likable cast, this is just a sprawling fool's errand.

  • Martha Marcy May Marlene

    Martha Marcy May Marlene

    ★★★★

    Truly disturbing, but moving performances by (in this order) Elizabeth Olsen, John Hawkes and Sarah Paulson. Hugh Dancy was forgettable, as is often the case. Yet another movie about cults, yet another instance where my consciousness felt a mix of empathy and revulsion. Nothing like the film to which I've most often heard it compared, Sound of My Voice, which features fewer strong performances but a more compelling plot line. Still, well-done, and extraordinarily well-directed. In particular, the way events…