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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…

  • Disco Dancer

    Disco Dancer

    ★★★★½

    The best.

    (Please understand that I don't love this movie ironically or condescendingly! It is ridiculous and beautiful and great and the fullest expression of everything it chooses to be.)

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  • 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…

  • The Love Witch

    The Love Witch

    ★★★★★

    A horror film in which the sites of horror are being a woman in a world that hates women, and being a woman who is attracted to men (who, because they live in this world, hate women). This movie has put a bee in my bonnet that will be buzzing there for a long while.