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  • Full Frontal

    Full Frontal


    Self-reflexivity AND loosely connected storylines AND the artificiality of Hollywood AND David Hyde Pierce AND Catherine Keener?? Okay!

  • The Apartment

    The Apartment


    I went through a phase in high school where I watched a lot of classic films, depending on what was available at the local library. I *loved* The Apartment. It's weird being on the other side of where Baxter and Fran are in their lives and thinking about how, in the time between high school and now, I made so many lousy choices from a comparable mindset of self-deprecation and reluctance to stand up for myself. I'm not blaming this…

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  • Support the Girls

    Support the Girls


    More movies where sexism is depicted as a pervasive atmospheric discomfort, instead of One Clearly Defined Issue/Person.

    More movies about groups of women supporting each other, professionally and emotionally.

    More movies with complex black women as the protagonists.

    More movies where the local hangout is better than the soulless corporate tentacle in some respects but it's still not great, because the boss is still a boss.

    More movies with butch women who don't exist as a joke or a threat to feminine women.

    More screaming.

  • November



    A rich world of magic eloquently conveyed through costume and makeup, masterful visual storytelling, and a dash of fantastic puppetry. I did not want this movie to end, ever, and I want a million more like it.