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  • Turning Red

    Turning Red

    Hard to believe this is the first Pixar film directed by a woman. Then I remember that Pixar used to be run by John “Tickles Even the Elderly” Lasseter and I can believe. If you were simply a man (white) and orbited the heinous gas giant during the nineties you could expect to direct ten pixar films, own an island and hold many many stocks in the decline of western civilization (second time I've used this phrase in a Pixar…

  • The Village

    The Village

    Would've been fun if instead of “those we do not speak of” they were called “the wigglies” then when they ring the warning bell they wouldn't have to shout “those we do not speak of!!” which is very clunky, and instead could just shout “Wigglies!”

    Apart from that... no notes!

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  • My Octopus Teacher

    My Octopus Teacher

    ★★

    Me Octopus Student. Makes more sense because this is entirely about the man and nothing to do with the octopus. Even though we SEE a lot of octopus, she is uncredited and unnamed. Bechdel Test failed. She's got more in common with a stalked 90s love interest. The manic-pixie-dream-cephalopod has no agency, no say in her portrayal, just a carrot on a stick for your Dad's golf buddy who just splooged his retirement fund on an underwater camera and a…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Be kind. So true. I shall first be kind to all by saying I care about people more than I do about movies. If you like this movie, I like you. If you believe that you'll believe anything! Now I'm off to Hater Island where the weather is awful and the people are tiresome. Join me, won't you!

    The emotional and philosophical core of this film is a googly-eyed Live Love Laugh pillow owned by someone who says “awesomesauce” in…