Persephone has written 8 reviews for films with no rating during 2022.

  • Olivia

    Olivia

    When they started fucking after he called her a bitch, my bra unclasped itself in the theater, leaving my tits to flop freely through the rest of the movie.

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    For the first hour, it felt like someone held a gun to the editors head and told them to filet most of the breathing room + dramatic weight off every scene and told them to get a fucking move on. There was a lot to like buried in there somewhere—giving a rapist the rapist equivalent of the uniform you can’t take off was a real highlight—but I found it hard to get on its wavelength. I know they had a…

  • Sungazer

    Sungazer

    Praise the sun

  • Love and Other Cults

    Love and Other Cults

    ME: Can we stop and get Love Exposure?

    MOM: We have Love Exposure at home.

    The Love Exposure at home:

  • Suffer, Little Children

    Suffer, Little Children

    Shoutout to finger-gun Jesus bathed in the grainy glow of a strobe, the savior of a dreadful but frankly pretty ballsy trashfire released during the Satanic Panic and the Video Nasties era.

  • The Day of Destruction

    The Day of Destruction

    “I want to create a movie that exorcises Tokyo of its possession by the spectre of capitalism.”
    —Dir. Toshiaki Toyoda

    The exorcism and expression of rage that is the molten heart of this movie fucking rules. It’s a shame it just did not work for me in any way beyond that. The fury against capitalism, at the 2020 Olympics, and the Japanese government’s response to the epidemic, to greed and apathy et al, is palpable, though not remotely coherent in…

  • Pulse

    Pulse

    I like this movie in theory. The unsettling vibes are there and it’s conceptually interesting but nothing else really worked for me. I hope I’ll feel different on a rewatch because I really liked Cure.

  • The World Is Full of Secrets

    The World Is Full of Secrets

    Graham Swon has made a movie designed to deny you. There will be no killers, ghosts, or dead girls. No lurid resolutions or catharsis, wreathed in children’s blood, that we can pluck from the tree of all that was lost one summer night in 1996. The World Is Full Of Secrets, as much as it is a film about oral storytelling, memory, and the endless possibilities of a sleepover on a warm summer evening, is foremost an antithesis of the True Crime…