Persephone has written 16 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ during 2021.

  • Stranger by the Lake

    Stranger by the Lake


    Cruising for Hitchcock on a French beach as rocky as the intimacies and longing of the men who frequent it. A sensual, sunny, sexually explicit thriller about being so down bad you watch a guy drown his ex and still fuck him til you fall in love. A lush, lazy afternoon portrait of the cruising ecosystem beset by sudden violence. Surprisingly sad, the yearning of men for deeper connections with each other and the stark alienation of a need for…

  • Barber Westchester

    Barber Westchester


    My bf stayed up way past their bedtime to watch this with me because they ‘wanted to make sure the little blue fluff of hair was okay’

  • The Rover

    The Rover


    Australia’s bleak Dude, Where’s My Car? remake starring Mad Max and Robert Pattinson rips so hard. A nasty, odd little neo-western set in the Australian post-apocalypse about a violent man desperate to be punished for his crimes but perpetually denied his death wish and his callous solitude. Like vultures and hyenas circling a dog biting through its own leg, long since cut-off from the humanity he, snarling and gnashing, limps past every day.

    What really makes such a cosmic joke about a…

  • Green Room

    Green Room


    Nazi Punks Fuck Off into the goddamn ground 💖

  • We Are What We Are

    We Are What We Are


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Extremely ‘good for her’ Rural Gothic when the daughters eat their abusive, serial-killing cannibal dad alive on the dinner table.

  • You and the Night

    You and the Night


    The Breakfast Club if detention was an orgy and the high school kids were all replaced by horny French queers.

  • Antibirth



    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The scene where the headless alien body stuck in Natasha Lyonne’s pussy eats a pimp’s face and then gives birth to itself like 1950s sci-fi Orphan Of Kos is simply Cinema.

    As the transsexual Natasha Lyonne of body-horror loving bitch with a breeding kink experience, this movie was made for me.

  • Pom Poko

    Pom Poko


    If I could do any of that with my testicles I wouldn’t want an orchi but I am merely a woman and not a tanuki.

  • In Fabric

    In Fabric


    Suspiria in retail, adorned in artery-red. Exquisite with some caveats and delightfully disorienting. The man in a dress bit was a bit borderline and the latter protagonist pales to the former but I mostly adored my time with it. More movies should be this horny. 

    The best part of the movie is the cumshot that’s filmed like when a frog leaps through the air in a David Attenborough nature documentary.

  • Hereditary



    shit rolls downhill matrilineally, whether you’re a woman or not the woman she wanted you to be

  • Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil

    Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil


    I have a tremendous affection for this dark fantasy fairytale. Something wicked between Guillermo Del Toro and Terry Gilliam

  • Cure



    A hypnotic mutilation: rhythmically chilling, profoundly unsettling, and surgically violent.