Michelle Ayoubi

Michelle Ayoubi

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  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    Can’t believe this movie started *so strong* and kept accelerating the momentum the way it did. Love the decision to cast three of America’s sweet boys who traditionally play super lovable roles. Carey Mulligan was phenomenal.

    That rendition of ‘Toxic’ was everything

  • Bad Trip

    Bad Trip


    This was so good!!! A hidden camera based movie edited with a story arc is... ingenious. Also including the BTS clips and reveals during the credits made this 10x more satisfying. It’s actually just an uplifting film about how good people can be sometimes!!

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  • Good Time

    Good Time


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

    This movie was sitting at a 3.5ish for me until that very last scene with Nick. It was like an emotional balm to the stress you feel the entire movie.

    Like Uncut Gems, this movie is a rollercoaster where you think have some semblance of relief to a conflict and then the rug is suddenly pulled out under you to reveal an even greater conflict lying on the hard wood floor beneath it

    One of my favorite parts was seeing…

  • Shoplifters



    Elements of Florida Project and Parasite - especially with familial dynamics, class struggle, and living in poverty - while still being a completely independent story from the two.

    I love the idea of exploring what actually makes up a family, and the viewer is let in on this theme from a variety of perspectives. Every detail felt so thought out; the story telling was spread out beautifully to where you are finding out new information about relationships and characters from…