Persephone has written 2 reviews for films rated during 2021.

  • The Skin I Live In

    The Skin I Live In

    An extremely vile slice of transmisogyny that’s so ugly and cruel that it cannot help but be revealingly honest.

    TW: transmisogyny and rape

    A woman is raped and then kills herself. Her father, a renowned surgeon, kidnaps the rapist and gives her sexual reassignment surgery so that she has a vagina and breasts. The man also gives her plastic surgery so that she bears the face of his dead wife. The surgeon holds her captive for six years with the…

  • Joker

    Joker

    This would have been far better had it actually happened to my friend Eric. But as it stands, it is a hopelessly written slog with no conviction beyond its own self-satisfaction. It is a turgid, incoherent chore pantomiming shadows of better movies. The only bright spots, occurring on the broken clock principle, bestow upon it the highest honor it could hope to achieve: a single gold-star for participation.

    I wanted to enjoy this movie, even if it were bad. The…