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  • The Sleeping Beauty

    The Sleeping Beauty

    ★★★½

    The literal yellowface scene for the “geisha” ballet performance about 10 minutes in was... *sigh* Can we just agree to end yellowface caricatures?

    Having said that, this is an interesting take on the Sleeping Beauty fairytale from an iconoclast. I didn’t find it as successful as Bluebeard; this one felt more disjointed, but the strength of the acting (and costumes, other than the aforementioned gaffe) carries it through. Somehow at once stark and lush, it’s a unique adaptation at the…

  • Bluebeard

    Bluebeard

    ★★★★

    “Everybody sees me as a monster. I’m aware of it. So I become a kosher. A kind of ogre.”

    Sumptuous costume period film with a timeless feel, tracking between tragedies in two timelines.

    Gorgeous parting shot, like a moving painting.

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  • Sense and Sensibility

    Sense and Sensibility

    ★★★★½

    Jane Austen really said, fuck primogeniture, and fuck you John. Also, fuck you rich white women. #TeamEdwardFerrars

    Hark, it’s time for my annual rewatch of the S&S ITV miniseries! Tag yourself: I’m Elinor. (Now grant me a waistcoat-wearing Dan Stevens of my own please.)

  • Black Christmas

    Black Christmas

    ★★★★

    Jess (Olivia Hussey 😍) deserves better.


    Like Nightmare Before Christmas I couldn’t decide whether this was more of an October or December movie, and after watching... definitely October. Truly disturbing. 

    Also, this film definitely screams Police are Incompetent Pigs.