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  • Rear Window
  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  • The Skin I Live In
  • Sisters

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  • The Voyeurs

    ★★

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    ★★★★★

  • Star Wars

    ★★★★★

  • Watcher

    ★★★

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  • The Sadness

    The Sadness

    ★★★½

    In 2017, the island I live on was ravaged by a hurricane that resulted in the deaths of over 3,000 civilians. In the following months—during which our electric grid remained defunct and most people continued not to have access to running water in their homes—Puerto Ricans demonstrated a resilience unlike anything I’d ever seen before. While this populace prides itself on kindness and hospitality, it was surreal to see communities maintain their strength and humanity in the face of such…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★

    What's basically a thesis on optimistic nihilism takes a while to get in gear but once it does, it's Being John Malkovitch levels of "holy-fucking-shit-I-feel-exhausted-but-please-don't-end." Sometimes it's too much. Sometimes the emotional beats are undercut by a stupid visual gag that takes you out of the moment (the raccoon). Other times the visual gag becomes oddly touching and you wonder how The Daniels were able to craft something so sweet out of something so stupid (sausage fingers). And that's the…

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  • The Voyeurs

    The Voyeurs

    ★★

    I feel like I’ve been gaslit. Why the FUCK are all the reviews so calm?! DID WE WATCH THE SAME SHIT?!?!!!??? 

    EDIT: I’ve deleted the stream of consciousness that I had originally typed up fresh after watching this because while I’m still pretty stupefied at the last half hour, there’s really no justifying…any of the choices it makes—from the concerning thematic implications and hugely inappropriate twists, to the jarring shift in tone and the way none of it makes sense at all. Still shocked at the sheer fucking audacity of this thing, though I can’t deny that it left a bad taste in my mouth. Weird fucking film.

  • Watcher

    Watcher

    ★★★

    Another modern Rear Window retelling (the fifth in two years for whatever reason), whose blunt #BelieveWomen message feels redundant because serial killer films have kind of always been about believing women. It had something interesting going for it with its blurring the line between the voyeur and the person being watched, but the “gotcha!” ending just completely wastes said premise. The film doesn’t subvert a single other trope as a feminist thriller or as a Hitchcock parody. Nothing terrible; you’ve just seen a hundred better versions of the same movie already.

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    52 x Women

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  • Dark Habits

    Dark Habits

    ★★★★

    LESBIAN 👏🏻 HEROIN-ADDICTED 👏🏻 NUNS 👏🏻 AND 👏🏻 THEIR 👏🏻 PET 👏🏻 TIGER 👏🏻 

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  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    ★★★★½

    Anything you want. Anything you dream of, you can have it.

    There’s a forlorn energy to the opening scene of Wonder Woman 1984. From that first fight scene in the mall, the sequel to 2017’s franchise installment really does feel like it’s stuck in the past—not because of any Stranger Things-style nostalgia porn we’ve become accustomed to (though there are wigs and tracksuits aplenty), but because of the campy quality present in everything from the camera language to the extras’…