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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★★

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

    "To say that when the Jedi die, the light dies, is vanity, can't you feel that?”

    I want to talk about legacy.

    In many ways, Star Wars has always been about legacy. It is about the choices we make with the cards we have been dealt, by our parents, by our mentors, by the nebulous forces of fate that bind the galaxy together. Our choices are informed by those who came before us, for better or for worse, and these…

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Gonna wait to see it again before I properly review this. It's intentionally rough around the edges, a certain subplot needs a trim, and it questions the notion of what a Star Wars film should be in a way that's pissing a lot of people off.

    I loved it.

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  • Nocturnal Animals

    Nocturnal Animals

    CW: rape

    It's bad enough to be a messy jumble of blunt gross messaging and misogynist ideas, but it's even worse to present them with so much gorgeous cinematography and perfect acting that I keep looking for reasons to like it that never appear.

    I don't know much about Tom Ford outside of his fragrance line, and I didn't see his first movie, but he pretty clearly has some problems with women that he needs to get worked out. Nocturnal…

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★★

    This is a movie about the ways that men treat women. The "Obvious Misogynist" considers women as a tool for him to control and fuck at his leisure. The "Nice Guy" wants to be a friend and liberator to women, but that interest comes and goes proportional to how much he wants to have sex with them. No matter how similar in intellect and skill we prove ourselves to be, they believe it is up to them to determine our worth, our freedom, even our personhood.

    Fuck them. Rock on, Ava.