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  • Frida
  • A Kitty Bobo Show
  • We're All Going to the World's Fair
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  • National Theatre Live: The Habit of Art

    ★★★★★

  • The Pain of Others

    ★★★★½

  • Bullet Train

    ★★½

  • Legally Blonde: The Musical

    ★★★★★

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  • National Theatre Live: The Habit of Art

    National Theatre Live: The Habit of Art

    ★★★★★

    "However, we cling on."
    "That is a misconception. We do not contain life. It contains us, holds us sometimes in its jaws. The senile, the demented, life holds them in its teeth, in the cracks and holes of its teeth, maybe; but still, in its teeth. They cannot let go of it, until it lets go of them."

    The same is true of cinema and performance, and Alan Bennett wishes to make this clear: Fitz portrays W.H. Auden in spite…

  • The Pain of Others

    The Pain of Others

    ★★★★½

    No pithy one-liner review can encompass or even fairly describe the deep terror and the dread of seeing these women adrift, pleading their case and weeping, commiserating with this dark robot eye that stares into their sad eyes, and this is what the Internet provokes in me, and why I could never get into Chris-chan or even Amberlynn Reid, and why coldnessinmyheart is forever seared into my still young brain. Even PlasmaMasterDon made me profoundly sad whenever my boyfriend talked…

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  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    once you hear the 2015-ass (this movie insists on being stuck in that era) jessie ware-charli xcx-fifth harmony-ass remix of "it's raining men", abandon all hope. 

    "beware of the deep manipulativeness of rich students who were neglected by their parents. they love to turn [their environment] into hysterical psychodramas of sexual transgression, followed by assertions of paternal authority and concern"
    - camille paglia, sex, art and american culture (1992) 

    once again, paglia said it all too well: depressing flatness of…

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

    Licorice Pizza is a movie shaped like a city plan. Lately I have said to myself "gee, is this all movies have to offer?" and then somebody starts playing with the geometry of movies, pulling at their corners and turning a napkin into a rose. Licorice Pizza is a sociable movie, one that wants you to meet as many people as you can and then wants you to run around from their office to yours and back again. Paul Thomas…