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  • Bombshell

    Bombshell

    Bad and cringy at times (really not a fan of the voiceover, for example), but overall I thought it worked well in what it was intending to do: inform on workplace harassment. I found it especially telling on the isolation of these women and why they wouldn't come forward; the competitive environment, the fact that working at Fox News tends to block you from working for any other networks, the conservatism of each of these women, down to the fact…

  • Little Women

    Little Women

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

    So warm.

    The unlinear structure had the merit of making the story feel a bit more new, and although I think I still prefer the linear structure this was pleasant in its own way.
    I think the film's biggest problem (and the only major one, really) is the underdevelopment of Meg and Beth, and especially the latter. I actually can't tell if Meg feels underdevelopped because she is or because Emma Watson just isn't on par with the rest of…

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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

    first of, i got 30 minutes of advertisements before the film instead of the usual 10 to 15 minutes and i have nothing to say about that but it felt dystopian enough that i have to mention it

    this is a rant that is going to be poorly constructed and obviously full of spoilers, please bear with me as i try to externalize all that i'm feeling right now

    the rise of skywalker is so bland. surprisingly, going in, this…

  • The Death & Life of John F. Donovan

    The Death & Life of John F. Donovan

    rewatching it made me realize even more how terrible it is, like ridiculously so, but also it's an amazing film, i don't make the rules. the way the ending makes my gay self feel normal..... priceless perhaps

  • 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…