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  • Let the Girls Play

    Let the Girls Play

    ½

    you know what, I was like "too bad there aren't a lot of fictional content about women's football" but if the content is shit like that I'd actually rather have nothing

  • Dark Phoenix

    Dark Phoenix

    ★★★

    Toothless, lost potential, dialogues we've all heard a thousand times and harmful tropes applied to female characters; but isn't it what all super hero movies are like, really?

    The rating is higher than it should be but X-Men movies are their own kind of fun

  • Yesterday

    Yesterday

    ★★★★

    Surprisingly heartwarming in a big way. I'm not at all a fan of The Beatles (don't hate them either, I'm just mostly indifferent), but the film still managed to work its charm on me. A really pleasant watch with just enough comedy and drama to have fun and feel invested. I especially liked how the film relies first and foremost on its story, with the soundtrack being mostly in the background; I was expecting big, showy scenes for each Beatles…

  • Teen Spirit

    Teen Spirit

    ★★★★

    In a lot of ways, it's your usual Cinderella-like story of the underdog being picked out of a crowd to finally live the dream they aspire to, but the film never really seems to indulge in that. The glamour of it all, the lavishness and luxury and adulation you would expect would come at some point in such a story, is practically never shown - on the contrary, we mostly follow Violet in the drab, grey & impersonal audition rooms & backstage…

  • Glee: The Concert Movie

    Glee: The Concert Movie

    Rewatched it for the 10 year anniversary of this cursed show and I have to say it was a truly bizarre experience that I never want to live again; not only because it's extremely embarassing on its own but knowing what happened to some of the cast members..... anyway, funniest part was when Gwyneth Paltrow showed up out of nowhere and I literally jumped out of my seat, followed closely by when I realized halfway through that Dianna Agron had…

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★½

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

    Cannot stop thinking about Orpheus & Eurydice and how the ending scene makes us (the audience + Marianne) desperately want for Heloise to look straight at us/Marianne........

  • It's Only the End of the World

    It's Only the End of the World

    ★★★★★

    thinking about how this film perfectly portrays that feeling of gay isolation within your own family and the tragic fact that sometimes, to live as you wish you may need to cut ties with them..... a masterpiece, literally a masterpiece

  • Tell It to the Bees

    Tell It to the Bees

    ★★

    I found it good as long as it followed the book, but everytime it deviated from it it was unbelievably bad - there's actually a scene near the end that is so bad I feel like I hallucinated it.

    Anna Paquin's acting was hard to look past as well (I think it was her accent that ruined everything), but I did find the film pretty okay during the majority of its runtime. The excessive bleakness was unneccessary and obviously the…

  • Shazam!

    Shazam!

    ★★★½

    Felt like a Christmas movie in both qualities and flaws; overall forgettable but still quite fun.

    They really did Wonder Woman dirty though and I don't get it??? This film has tons of references to the other members of the Justice League, and maybe I've missed some easter eggs but all I could find for Wonder Woman was an out of focus action figure?? And let's not even talk about the ending credits........................

  • Us

    Us

    I actually enjoyed reading about the film more than watching it, if that makes sense :/

  • The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

    The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

    ★★★

    number one film if ranked by how beautiful lily james looked; otherwise it's pretty meh

  • Chemistry

    Chemistry

    fascinating in its depiction of men's complete disregard towards women's lives but also i absolutely cannot tell if this was intentional or not? since lily's character was badly written i'm going for no.

    also it's always hilarious when you watch a film and you can just TELL this was written by a man from like the very first scene

    (still, i didn't find it as bad as the few people who've reviewed it here seemed to)