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  • Shazam!

    Shazam!

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Shazam: let’s celebrate diversity through a beautiful foster family
    Shazam: especially the two cis white male characters 
    Shazam: now let’s take our diverse cast and make them superheroes! Except, not in their current form, because superheroes can’t be fat or disabled

  • Léon: The Professional

    Léon: The Professional

    ★★★★½

    This would be a perfect film if Luc Besson wasn’t a paedophile

    I think there’s something especially insidious about the way men narrativise women and children so as to be sexually and romantically open and obsessed with them. Such a horrific way to evade responsibility for framing a child as a sex object, visually & artistically saying ‘she was asking for it’. No, children don’t ‘ask for it’.
    Even creepier that Besson had his 15yr old girlfriend play the sex worker at the beginning of the film