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dogunderwater

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Raised by wolves. Small press editor at Women Write About Comics.

I write about films at Ms En Scene: bit.ly/2yOstPu

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  • Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

    Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

    ★★½

    could have used more (and better) songs; gorgeous costume work. cute family programming for sure.

  • Happiest Season

    Happiest Season

    ★★★½

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

    feels like a horror movie and i mean like, MORE than the usual 'going home for christmas, mom wants me to bang my high school bf' plot of holiday romcoms. was this intentionally structured like Get Out (or was Get Out actually structured like a Hallmark movie?) unsure BUT the car ride to Harper's house was VERY tense and that creeping anxiety stayed the whole film. it really only let up in scenes with Abby and Dan or Abby and…

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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★½

    ari aster 100% reads r/relationships

  • Antebellum

    Antebellum

    ★½

    too concerned with big ideas to ever really get a handle on who its characters are. all broad strokes that lead to scenes feeling a little condescending.

    the scene that specifically sticks in my mind as being extremely muddled is janelle monae at an academic conference giving essentially a TED Talk, which she ends with, "you have nothing to lose but your chains!" to which the entire audience erupts into a standing ovation. like...what is happening here. it's detached from…