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

  • Stranger by the Lake

    Stranger by the Lake

    ★★★★½

    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

    ★★★★½

    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

    ★★★★½

    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

    ★★★★½

    Nazi Punks Fuck Off into the goddamn ground 💖

  • We Are What We Are

    We Are What We Are

    ★★★★½

    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

    ★★★★½

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

  • Antibirth

    Antibirth

    ★★★★½

    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

    ★★★★½

    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

    ★★★★½

    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

    Hereditary

    ★★★★½

    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

    ★★★★½

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

  • Cure

    Cure

    ★★★★½

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