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  • The Iron Lady

    The Iron Lady

    ★★★

    a better biopic parody on accident than any actual biopic parody

  • American Beauty

    American Beauty

    ★★★

    split the difference

    1 star for the movie

    5 stars for me n my internet friends watching it together and making fun of its dumb ass

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  • Rushmore

    Rushmore

    ★★★★½

    This is probably one of the few films I enjoy that I have a strong personal history with. A complicated history that makes me feel unreasonably attached to the film. Most movies I liked when I was younger I rewatch and don't like. I don't have a lot of respect for my taste as a youth, especially as a teenager. This is a film that I have liked, more or less, ever since I saw it. I loved it as…

  • Somewhere

    Somewhere

    ★★★★

    There's a discomfiting commentary on gender and performance embedded in two scenes that happen in close conjunction. Two women in sexy tennis outfits perform a strip tease to Amerie's "1 Thing" for Dorff's character in his hotel room. He lays back in his bed, engaged but non-participatory. When they finish he claps. Later Elle Fanning skates around an ice rink spinning and dancing to Gwen Stefani's "Cool," her outfit more modest but not extremely so. Dorff's posture is similar as…