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  • The Post

    The Post

    ★★★

    Really self-congratulatory in an off-putting way. This is the kind of masturbatory indulgence that makes all the middle-aged Oscar voters drool, and I’m not here for it.
    (6/10) for being well-paced, and well-Meryled

  • 6 Balloons

    6 Balloons

    ★★

    Not as fleshed out as it needs to be. It kind of felt like they were working off of a first-draft script, and Abbi’s character consistently made choices that felt incredibly unrealistic for the type of person she’s presented to be. 
    I understand they wanted to show the love she has for her brother but it’s just not shown to us in a nuanced way at all. She’s one person, until she’s a completely different, weaker person. And then back…

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  • Elle

    Elle

    ★★★★½

    Against my better judgement, you're all about to read one of the most personal things I've written. Because why not? It's much easier to say these things to a bunch of people you've never met, after all.

    After Michéle is assaulted (the first time), she cleans the broken dishes off the floor, throws away the dress she was wearing, takes a bubble bath, and orders sushi.

    After I was assaulted, I asked him to drive me back to my dorm,…

  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    But is there really a witch?, I thought, after first reading about this film over a year ago. I was mostly expecting this to be an ambiguous tale where the titular evil-doer was metaphorical, an approach that's not unfamiliar to arthouse films of today. But my inner darkness was absolutely delighted to discover this was not the case.

    A mere 10 minutes in (maybe, I was too entranced to look at my watch) and we're witness to the stringy-haired, naked…