Life is worth living
The first half hour of Past Lives is cute as fuck. We watch a young and adorable romance sprout, wither, and find its way back to some sunlight when Nora and Hae Song cross paths again through the internet.
But then Past Lives takes a detour and starts to unravel some of the (post) colonial horrors of romance. Global capital moves north and westward forcing workers of the south and east to leave their homelands in pursuit of a "better…
distractingly colorful and high libido, Poor Things is a pretty, obscure and stilted commentary on the very obvious patriarchal and capitalistic rule of our world. fun but not always funny, interesting but not politically groundbreaking in terms of how we understand gender and hierarchy at the simplest level.