Tamara

- Fan of Film Noir, Blaxploitation, and French New Wave.
- Not a fan of spiders

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  • News of the World

    News of the World

    ★★

    The better synopsis: A Confederate veteran and former newspaper publisher loses himself by reading the news to the illiterate. He tries to brainwash a girl he found to forget about the life she experienced when she was raised by First Nation people and make her remember the German past she had nearly forgotten. Cue the typical elements found in 1950s westerns that kids and their fathers alike loved and the general soft feelings you get whenever you see Tom Hanks…

  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ★★★★

    Rape culture is candy-coated with nail polish, sweetened with advanced degrees and softened with losers. To expect a clean-cut, black-and-white revenge story is what will ruin this movie to most movie viewers, but there's a crop of flawed heroines being made into films these days, so get used to it.

    I'm not getting into the plot as there are others who can and will do that, but I will hit points that I haven't seen in previous assessments. Our heroine…

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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★½

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

    The thing with horror movies is that in a sick, gruesome way, they are a form of escapism. What happens in them can’t possibly happen in real life. The plot, the mayhem and the monsters are scary enough to provoke emotion while still feeling distant from what’s unfolding on the screen. “Hereditary” is not one of those movies; you will need something else to escape from this.
    Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff and Milly Shapiro make up the Grahams,…

  • Hair Love

    Hair Love

    ★★★★

    When I was 8 years old, I got my first relaxer. My grandfather had died and my mom wanted me to look "good." I kept it up for 25 years. It was through vloggers that I learned how to embrace my natural curls. My mom, who went from afros to Jehri curls to relaxers to returning to her natural mane, was not very helpful, surprisingly. I wish my hair is as lovely as Angela's and Zuri's, but I am glad…