goodhunterabbie has written 4 reviews for films rated during 2019.

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Remember how in The Last Jedi, when brother and sister are finally reunited, Luke and Leia's theme plays and it's beautiful and touching and meaningful? In The Rise of Skywalker it plays over Lando talking to Jannah, a character he's never met before, because they needed something to fill the space.

    This little moment—the movie doing all it can to induce meaning through the brute force of nostalgia without context—is repeated again and again throughout the film's runtime. In The…

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    We are the hollow men
    We are the stuffed men
    Leaning together
    Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
    Our dried voices, when
    We whisper together
    Are quiet and meaningless
    As wind in dry grass
    Or rats' feet over broken glass
    In our dry cellar
    Shape without form, shade without colour,
    Paralysed force, gesture without motion

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars

    Mostly an offense to the eyes of God and man, but Obi-Wan and Asajj Ventress expressing their horniness for each other through lightsaber combat: good, IMO

  • The Nightingale

    The Nightingale

    In between no fewer than five brutal rapes and ten bloody murders, Jennifer Kent chooses to tastefully cut away from the death of a kangaroo.