Society teaches women that their beauty is one of the only things truly worthwhile about them, and that if they don't have it (i.e. if they don't conform to the very limited standard that society sets for "beauty"), they are branded worthless. Of course, said beauty is also prioritised over women themselves - to people like Dr. Génessier, women are mere objects to be used, their faces not a signature of their identities but something beautiful to gaze upon. To…
A step-by-step guide on how to accurately rate Shoah:
1. Start off at 3 stars because all films do.
2. Add 2 stars for being absolutely emotionally devastating.
3. Take a ½ star off for Claude Lanzmann's anti-Polish sentiment.
4. Take another ½ star off because the movie ignores any Holocaust victims that aren't Jewish despite having more than ample time to cover them.
5. Take another ½ star off for the length.
6. Add that ½ star back on…
A terrifying, blood-curdling story about a working-class woman who is abused, tortured, starved and neglected by a monstrous misogynist psychopath who is so pathologically obsessed with a skewed elitist idea of the purity of the English language that he's willing to completely wreck people's lives over it. She eventually finds her entire being controlled and dominated by him, so much so that even when she finally tries to escape she can't go back to the way she was... and might not even have been able to leave him at all. "Where the devil are my slippers" indeed.