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  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

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

    I don't know why I had such high hopes... this sucked! it was not scary and the monsters didn't make sense. like I don't believe that even if they are blind and hunt by hearing alone that they couldn't learn over time where to find humans (in/near buildings) or how to hunt them more effectively... and if their hearing is so sensitive that you can't talk IN YOUR OWN HOME at low volume, how did they not find this family…

  • Sullivan's Travels

    Sullivan's Travels

    wow, I found this... insufferable?

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  • Atomic Blonde

    Atomic Blonde

    ½

    this is an abjectly awful movie and I hated it. saw it b/c david leitch co-directed JOHN WICK, which I love, & because a critic I should know better than to trust by now gave it 4 stars. (won't be making that mistake again.)

    ATOMIC BLONDE is an empty husk of a film, embarrassingly enthralled with its own idea of "cool" (which manages to be both childish and boorishly masculine at the same time): big sunglasses, spike heels (with chains on…

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    ★★

    I rewatched this because a lot of y'all have been tweeting your love for it recently & while I liked it I didn't, like, revere it, so I wondered if I was missing something. I wasn't. men's "understanding" of how women experience/metabolize sexual trauma is so limited. they can't imagine a response that isn't vengeful/violent. while I'm fond of lisbeth, and love mara's performance, she's a male fantasy: junk food diet + fast metabolism and all. and, of course, she's a…