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  • Flowing

    Flowing

    ★★★★½

    A movie where you are forced to see the ways that women's labour and women's skill, honed over a lifetime, are ultimately irrelevant because they can only be given "real" value by men (and therefore "value" is easily and inevitably reduced to sexual currency).

  • Repast

    Repast

    ★★★★½

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

    Me trying to breathe my way through the searing rage and anguish this movie's conclusion evoked in me:

    At least she will be with her cat. At least she will be with her cat. AT LEAST SHE WILL BE WITH HER CAT!!!

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  • Girlfriends

    Girlfriends

    ★★★★★

    I was having a really shitty day yesterday and part of it was feeling weighed down with how, as a woman in a misogynistic society, you constantly have to deal with the fact that the cultural artifacts and institutions you love don't love you back, and in fact probably hate you. This isn't new or anything but every so often you reach a breaking point and I was there last night. So, I decided to watch this film and found…

  • Love & Friendship

    Love & Friendship

    ★★★

    This was really fun - just a delightful adaptation of Lady Susan. Allow me to put on my 18th-centuryist hat, however, and vent some spleen. There's a real sense I got, from the press coverage of this movie, of building this up as a different - and not just different, BETTER - Jane Austen movie. The Telegraph: "Love & Friendship shows just how funny Jane Austen can be" (bitch, I already knew, and you would have too if you'd been paying…