• 12 Hour Shift

    12 Hour Shift

    ★★½

    It gets mildly entertaining when shit begins to hit the fan, but there are just too many stylistic gimmicks and directorial missteps before that. Having a slow-motion sequence play over operatic music à la Yorgos Lanthimos works when there’s striking or crucial imagery being depicted, not a bunch of lackluster shots of two girls throwing Hot Cheetos at each other. Equally lackluster is the script, which doesn’t demand that you care for anyone—not even because the characters are horrible people, but…

  • Pussy

    Pussy

    Double-featured this with Le Clitoris. What an emotional journey. I went from “what the shit” to “GOOD 👏🏻 FOR 👏🏻 HER 👏🏻“ in mere seconds.

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  • From Darkness

    From Darkness

    A Cartoon Saloon horror movie?! With a vadge and titties in it?! Okay, bitch!

    52 Shorts By Women

  • Late Afternoon

    Late Afternoon

    ★★★★½

    The rumors are true: Letterboxd user Lisa Fremont sobbed her eyes out watching this!

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  • 100 Years

    100 Years

    Okay intersectionality! 👏🏻 

    I’ll be honest, I only watched this for Kirsten Lepore, but I didn’t realize how absolutely stacked the cast and crew of this was until the credits rolled. Cute animations and VOs. It’s on YouTube if you wanna check it out.

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  • Shangri-La

    Shangri-La

    Great gowns, beautiful gowns!

    Isabel Sandoval’s newest short for Miu Miu can be found on YouTube. Check it out if you haven’t seen it! And if you’ve yet to see Lingua Franca on Netflix, I definitely recommend that you do.

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  • The Descent

    The Descent

    ★★★½

    A solid survivalist horror. I thought it’d stop being interesting once the monsters arrived and that it’d be marred by awful CGI from there, but the film just kept delivering with great kills, awesome effects and some really memorable visuals. Not sure how I felt about the ending (and I’m not just talking about that final shot), but I’ll be thinking about that literal pool of blood for a while to come.

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  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★★★

    Y’all weren’t kidding. Chloe Zhao’s newest film is a staggering effort—a breathtaking collection of portraits dealing with grief and catharsis, bonds and solitude, compassion and indifference. Not since American Honey have I seen a U.S. production this human, and Nomadland still feels even kinder in its approach, thanks in part to warm performances from always reliable Frances McDormand and the cast of non-actors who bring equal amounts of naturalism and emotional heft to their roles. If we’re counting it as…

  • Blue Steel

    Blue Steel

    ★★

    This film was bizarre on so many levels. Do we know if Jaime Lee Curtis thought she was on the set of Halloween while filming this? Because she’s definitely channeling Laurie Strode.

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  • I Care a Lot

    I Care a Lot

    ★★½

    Way to ruin a film in the last 30 seconds. Like, how the FUCK do you build up to such a solid thesis on the evils of corporate America and then tear it all down by favoring one shady billionaire antagonist over the other? And it was such schlocky fun before that too. Holy shit.

    2021 Ranked

  • Framing Britney Spears

    Framing Britney Spears

    The doc is so-so but the implications of it are very interesting. I remember being in third grade during Britney’s meltdown and I hadn’t heard of her until then. When my mother told me what happened as a cautionary tale, I cried. I think lots of people are made to feel like that’s a superficial reaction when it comes to any celebrity’s fall from grace, when it should really be a human reflex to feel sorry for anyone going through…

  • Lovers: A True Story

    Lovers: A True Story

    ★★

    In which Victoria Abril penetrates a man using a dishrag.