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  • Dangerous Liaisons

    Dangerous Liaisons

    ★★★★

    I can't believe it took me so long to watch this film. The costumes and production design are immaculate; I was undone by the twinned dressing room scenes that open the film! The whole thing is a controlled delirium of eighteenth-century excess. I do wish that Alan Rickman had played Valmont as he did in the stage production, but Malkovich in the "it's beyond my control" scene....oooh bitch!!!

  • Easy Living

    Easy Living

    ★★★★

    I'LL MEET YOU BEHIND THE GRAPEFRUIT
    /SWOON
    /MELT
    /DIE

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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…