Olivia Reed

Olivia Reed

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I like fantasies, violence, comedy and horror best.

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  • Clue

    Clue

    ★★★★★

    In my 1000th rewatch of this the best movie in the world I caught myself feeling contemplative; I pictured myself showing this to my future children. Would they understand the references to McCarthyism? Who would they appreciate more, the genius improvisations of Madeleine Kahn or the devilish wit of Tim Curry? And then I thought, in horror, that they might not like it. That they, like Roger Ebert before them, might think, "[the actors] spend most of their time looking…

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  • Fantastic Planet

    Fantastic Planet

    ★★★★

    My god, I will never smush an ant again!

  • Mary and Max

    Mary and Max

    ★★★★★

    Just as funny, weird and delightful as I remembered. Stop motion is such a beautiful art and this story is so worth the blood sweat and tears that it took to make it. Oftentimes stop motion movies can be a bit style over substance, especially Laika movies which have more or less cornered the market. Mary and Max is just adult enough to be subversive and genuinely, if a little darkly, funny. But it is still sweet and pure at it’s heart. It’s about overcoming loneliness and learning how to be a good friend to someone who desperately needs it.

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  • Thoroughbreds

    Thoroughbreds

    ★★★★

    This is what I want from new movies. Exactly this. Make 100 more of these. It's short, the cinematography is GORGEOUS, it's funny, it's murdery, it's got beautiful rich people and their stuff, it's got sociopathy, it's got a weird off putting techno theme song, and it's got chapters like a book!

    It's ok for dark, artistic movies to be fun. They don't all have to be a slog.

  • The Craft: Legacy

    The Craft: Legacy

    ★★★

    Fun and fluffy! I didn't go in expecting the teeth of the original. I will say characters are not half as interesting, but then it's impossible to match Fairuza Balk.