Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Co-host of Overinvested Podcast; movie/TV critic at the Daily Dot.

Favorite films

  • Phantom Thread
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • The Empty Man

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  • Fatal Journey

  • Don't Worry Darling

    ★★½

  • Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou

    ★★★★

  • Crimes of the Future

    ★★★★½

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  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★

    the basic concept here -- an 18th century Predator spinoff with a Comanche heroine -- is far more interesting than 99% of franchise reboots. it's also a relief to see this kind of movie can still be filmed outdoors on location (damning with faint praise lol), and the setting inspired some pleasing opportunities for ingenious DIY weapons and action setpieces.

    unfortunately these good points are undercut by the clichèd, contrived writing around the protagonist, who is defined by a totally…

  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    ★★★★½

    it's entirely plausible to me that kristen stewart & don mckellar's characters are just LARPing as civil servants because they love bureaucracy, which is only like the 10th weirdest psychological motive in this movie.