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  • Pretty Woman

    Pretty Woman

    ★★

    Took me years to convince myself to watch this, and now that I have, I'm not sure I understand the ~social~ significance of the film. I thought it was demeaning and belittles the realities of prostitution and women in general.

    I appreciated some specific scenes - e.g. the sexual assault attempt and how she handled it, the social commentary on fancy shops looking down on women with certain looks even though they could pay for things, the *tiny* hint that…

  • Intimate Strangers

    Intimate Strangers

    ★★★★

    I love/hate movies like this - the kind that tackle social commentary in such a creative way that you sometimes fail to notice the same thing is happening in your own life. It scares me, but I find the movies amazing.

    The acting was superb, the story was a remake though so I'm not sure if they deserve the credit on that front. Makes me want to watch the Italian original for comparison purposes.

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  • A Happy Event

    A Happy Event

    ★★★★★

    It was beautiful. That's pretty much the best word I could think of to describe it. By the end of the film, I couldn't decide whether it made me feel even stronger about the idea of being a mother in the future, or if it discouraged me entirely. I'd be lying if I said it didn't scare me. I was crying along with Barbara by the middle part of the film.

    Film-wise, I loved how it seemed so raw and…

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

    Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

    ★★

    It was quite difficult for me to watch because I'd grown attached to Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom's characters in the first three films. I enjoyed it, but it wasn't as memorable to me as the first three.