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  • The Social Network
  • Lady Bird
  • The Handmaiden
  • The Lobster

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  • Happy Death Day

    ★★★

  • Vanilla Sky

  • Monster

  • Vertigo

    ★★★½

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  • Happy Death Day

    Happy Death Day

    ★★★

    my first slasher i think? entertaining and anxiety-inducing in equal measure! stupid and fun and immensely enjoyable and i think more horror movies should be like this.

  • Vanilla Sky

    Vanilla Sky

    watched two clips in class and then my professor spoiled the ending….. anyway i thought the excuse for watching it in class (viewing it as a rewrite of alfred hitchcock’s vertigo?) was potentially a little far-fetched but the clips were just bizarre enough that i kind of want to watch the whole thing.

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  • First Person Plural

    First Person Plural

    i think this was meant to be a complex but ultimately sweet portrait of transnational adoption and the definition of family, but i was mostly struck by how racist the adoptive family was, which also betrays a lot more about transnational adoption than i think the filmmaker intended. this is not to say that all transnational adoption is bad, but the film does an unintentionally good job at demonstrating how the adoption industry in south korea was created and influenced…

  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ★★

    really, really disappointing. i hate that this is going to be lauded as feminist cinema for the next few years because it's so vapid and ultimately communicates nothing of substance. yes, she scares some "nice guys" out of being predatory, but the direction of her vitriol (when it holds material consequences) feels misdirected. i liked the performances quite a bit, but carey mulligan does not a good movie make (although bo burnham needs to be in more movies please please…