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  • Inland Empire
  • First Reformed
  • Phantom of the Paradise
  • A Clockwork Orange

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  • Morgiana

    ★★★½

  • Sabrina

    ★★★

  • Inquisition

    ★★★

  • Kung Fu Panda 2

    ★★★½

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  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

    4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

    ★★★★½

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

    (I will preface this review by saying that, while this is a Romanian film, I can't help but also discuss abortion rights in the American context as somebody who lives and studies here and unfortunately knows little about the historical context of this film). As much as the status of abortion in America has always been contentious, it’s surreal and upsetting to watch women’s reproductive rights being slowly stripped away one bill, one law, one heartless conservative politician, one misinformed,…

  • Belly of the Beast

    Belly of the Beast

    ★★★★½

    Belly of the Beast is upsetting, frustrating, and depressing, but essential. Its power lies in exposing the continuance of eugenic attitudes which completely strip the most vulnerable people (women of color and imprisoned people) of their reproductive rights and bodily autonomy. State control of women’s bodies is nothing new, in the United States or globally. From abortion to birth control, a woman’s basic human rights — to reproduce, to not reproduce, and how, when, etc. — have been challenged, manipulated,…

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  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★★

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

    I was really excited for this movie based on the trailers, but somehow it has even exceeded my expectations.

    The Lighthouse is dirty, eerie, and grim. Combining elements of psychological horror, drama, comedy, mythology, and natural disaster, Robert Eggers creates an isolated world of absolute dread, delirium, and despair, one that devotes so much energy to detail with an end result that is basically flawless.

    The grainy, black and white shots with the 4:3 screen resolution makes everything feel intimate…

  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha

    ★★★★½

    As a 27-year-old woman who doesn’t always feel like she knows what she’s doing in life, Frances Ha was pretty refreshing and, at times, relatable (she’s probably actually a lot cooler than me). To me, Frances – portrayed by the lovely and talented Greta Gerwig – seems like a pretty normal young woman, full of flaws and insecurities, trying to understand and better herself while juggling the many things life throws at you by default: working, paying bills, making and…