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  • Joy

    Joy

    What I find interesting about this movie is that it frames the question of whether this woman can sell her mops as a question of whether America is a meritocracy — will the little nobody with a game-changing idea get the profit she deserves, or will sexism cheat her out of her rewards?

    I have no idea what happened in real life, but it's an effective way to sell us on the mop lady and capitalism.

  • Support the Girls

    Support the Girls

    This is a really accurate dramatization of what it's like to be a front line manager at a business that exploits its staff, and to fail in your attempts to help them, because you don't have any power.

    I'm simultaneously impressed that it's so realistic and bummed out that it's so realistic, because it's depressing to watch.

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  • Vox Lux

    Vox Lux

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

    People have radically different interpretations of the ending, and it seems to really affect how much they enjoyed the film.

    I loved it, and I want to share that love with you, so this is the ending I thought I saw: It was the devil's will for Celeste to be a pop star, because he wanted her to distract everyone from the rising tide of horror all around them. She didn't bargain with him to make her famous; she bargained…

  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    This movie didn't offend me, but I'm not sure I accept it as satire, either. To me, it feels less like a coherent cultural critique and more like a comedy packaged with a serious, socially responsible disclaimer.