I study communications & political science while using my film degree for Letterboxd.
I’ve decided to write a longer review to express what this movie actually means to me.
I was born in Sweden, but my parents fled their home country Bosnia in 1992. My mom was 8 months pregnant with me when they arrived to a new country. The war ended when I was 3 and we moved to Bosnia a year later. For my parents and older brother, it meant going home. For me, it was moving to another country. We…
I’ve been avoiding watching these documentaries about Britney for a reason. She was such a huge part of my childhood and I think there’s a certain irony in making a documentary on a woman having no voice in the narrative of her own life without her involvement.
Is it well made? Certainly. Compassionate? Absolutely. But it walks a fine line between compassionate and exploitative. I read a review calling it ”compassionate exploitation” and I have to agree. That’s what this is.
This film wanted that Oscar so bad.
In all honesty, it’s not terrible. Not in every aspect at least. The acting is decent and there are some creative shots. Maybe if it wasn’t so concerned with telling a sappy love story it would’ve had a bigger impact. As it stands, it’s a contrived piece of melodrama.
If anything it reminded me that I need to rewatch Another Earth because that film deals with a similar premise in a much better way.
What better way to prep for Swedish midsummer than to finally watch Midsommar, a celebratory film of the festivity?
I’m exhausted after watching this. Not so much from the uncomfortable, stomach-churning and downright disturbing imagery that Aster composes to tell the story of a breakup, but because of the anxiety-inducing scenes with Dani. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anxiety and panic attacks portrayed so realistically on screen. Florence Pugh is a powerhouse and undoubtedly the best part about Midsommar.…
This is my introduction to Park Chan-wook’s filmography and as I’ve been told that his films are pretty twist-heavy, I decided to go into this completely blind. My god if that’s not the best thing I could’ve done.
There is a particularly unique quality to the way that The Handmaiden is structured. By dividing the story into three parts it deviates from the tone it sets in a way that should be jarring, but it’s done in such a clever…