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  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters

    ★★★★★

    Safety lights are for dudes.

  • Tentacles

    Tentacles

    ★★★

    #52FilmsByWomen 2021 pt. 14.

    It's for sure better than the last Valentine's Day Into the Dark (Down), and probably a cut above the average entry due to its queasy psychosexual body horror aspirations, but this is like sub-sub-Cronenberg. I enjoyed this despite how fundamentally stupid it is, mostly for the uncomfortable portrayal of relationship isolation and the mystery elements--once you piece together what's going on, the allegory loses its intrigue and the whole thing falls apart.

    Cf. 1BR

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  • Toolbox Murders

    Toolbox Murders

    ★★★★★

    The film that opened my eyes to Tobe Hooper's brilliance was neither The Texas Chain Saw Massacre nor Poltergeist (though I had previously seen both) but rather Toolbox Murders. I was 18 years old, living with my parents and unemployed, having withdrawn from college after a disastrous first semester. It was the beginning of a four-year spiral of depression, isolation and substance abuse: the darkest period of my life thus far.

    I rented Toolbox Murders from my local Hollywood Video…

  • Waves

    Waves

    ★½

    Apparently this hasn't been seen/reviewed by anybody in my letterboxd circle yet, and I know it's gonna get a bunch of Oscars and shit so let me be the first to say FUCK THIS MOVIE.

    It's nothing but a naive white perspective on African American trauma that views white pain with compassion and black pain as spectacle, dressed up with a bunch of flashy film-bro stylistics and superficial "whoa Tarkovsky" masturbatory references, all to disguise the fundamental problem that this…