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  • Single White Female
  • Poison Ivy
  • Black Widow
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  • The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

    ★★★

  • The Fan

    ★★★★

  • I Know Who Killed Me

    ★★

  • Love Bites

    ★★★½

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  • Summer Girl

    Summer Girl

    ★★★

    That foreshadowing storm kicks in when daddy comes home, signaling someone is starting to feel a little trapped. Kids to feed, wife to please, house to buy... good thing mom needs some help for the summer and a teenage girl should be the resolution to their problems, if only this weren't a TV movie. This is a style I dont particularly care for (that cover, very misleading), seventies remnants with a side of hardwood drab and ruffled sleeves, but hey,…

  • What Lies Beneath

    What Lies Beneath

    ★★★½

    Without a doubt this is the Hollywood Lifetime movie fanfare. It seems strange that Robert Zemeckis would make a film like this considering his general approach is somewhere in everyday life protrayals mixed with a soft touch of adventure or whimsy. This is a downright depressing film. Even the most melancholic aspects of his other films have the lightest grief, a male protagonist my-wife-left-me kind of melodrama. What Lies Beneath is an old school psychological thriller that is clearly from…

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  • Love Bites

    Love Bites

    ★★★½

    Adam Ant as a sexy, goofy, and charming vampire boyfriend is more than anything we could have asked for.

  • Falling For You

    Falling For You

    ★★

    A serial killer is loose, a jazz bar around the corner, a mysterious stranger, and Billy Dee as the maverick detective? Sounds like a TV movie to me! Call me prude, but I don't know if I would be going home with a man I just met while a serial killer remains at large. Hell, I guess you can't stop living and loving just because crime happens. I actually don't know if this is a Lifetime movie, but it has…

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  • Career Opportunities

    Career Opportunities

    ★★★★★

    I really love this movie, and not for the obvious reason, so here’s a little female perspective for you chuds.

    Whaley is so incredibly charming as doofy outcast, never over-fixated with Josie, but relatable self-involved idiosyncratic Jim. Right on the cusp of the “mall movie” aka Clueless, Mallrats, etc. quirky shenanigans in the only place young people can convene after high school and before twenty-one. Includes intense flashbacks to the time I worked at PetSmart for the summer, not really…

  • The Daytrippers

    The Daytrippers

    ★★★★½

    A Proto-Little Miss Sunshine: unseen micro-budget family van ride story. Everyone’s idiosyncrasies and flaws comedically on display, subtle holiday feel goods of Seinfeld relatability.

    Highlight is Liev Schrieber playing “smartest guy in the room” writer-type who loves indulging about his Kafkaesque novel and aristocracy. Parker Posey plays mostly blasé cool Posey (I’m not complaining) who chain smokes and has a weakness for said intellectual writer types (raises hand), and Hope Davis as adorable older sister tracking down her husband in…