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  • The Living Daylights

    The Living Daylights

    ★★★★½

    We critics need to be better at deciding whether women in films are being treated as humans or not. It's way too easy, especially when your preconceptions are what they likely are for a franchise like this, to go in and see what you want to see (in this case misogyny and poor writing). But I think its so easy to also read this film as one of the best films for its treatment of women characters.

    Secondarily: Is Moneypenny…

  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War

    ★★★½

    (below is a tweet thread in paragraph form)

    How did critics not see the end of Civil War as precisely the vindication of Tony's point of view? The fact that the film descends into this "he killed my mom" streetfight is exactly why supers need supervision. The film doesn't seem to realize this is its thesis. The film positions Cap as the hero for sticking by his friends and Tony as the villain because Tony is consumed by vengeance and…

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    Best movie of the year. Best editing of the year. Best Sound mixing of the year. Nominee for Best Screenplay. Nominee for Best Actor. Nominees and potential winner for Best Supporting Actor. No movie had more of a visceral effect on me this year AND held up on a second viewing.

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    ★★★★★

    brilliant film, one of the few films that i can handle with such intense sexual violence, primarily because Fincher is tasteful in what he shows vs what he tells. Also Rooney Mara deserves more roles that let her act like this