Favorite films

  • The Red Shoes
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • The Handmaiden
  • The Iron Giant

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  • The Invisible Man

    ★★★★

  • Creepy

    ★★★½

  • Doctor X

    ★★★½

  • La Llorona

    ★★★½

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  • Saratoga

    Saratoga

    ★★½

    Definitely one of the weaker Harlow movies I’ve seen, and the doubling in the last half is really obvious, but this is one I’ve been meaning to get through as her (sadly unexpected) swan song. Harlow is so lovely in this that it’s hard to reconcile her vibrancy on-screen with her failing and eventually, failed, health off. I can only imagine what a gut punch this was for audiences in 1937.

  • Siren of the Tropics

    Siren of the Tropics

    ★½

    Only worth watching for Josephine Baker, who is wonderful and gets some fantastic dance scenes. Too bad she’s stuck playing a stereotyped, colonialist fantasy in a boring plot! When I was working on my master’s thesis (which was partly about Baker) earlier this year, I remember finding some reviews in the Black press which were highly critical of this movie and thought American audiences would only see it for the novelty of Baker on film. Now I understand why.

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  • The Little Mermaid

    The Little Mermaid

    ★★★★½

    I was talking about the Howard Ashman documentary with my sister and remembered how I cried when it ended with him singing Part of Your World (which is a song that brings me to tears under the best of circumstances.) So I decided to revisit this.

    Amazing soundtrack. I can’t believe it took me this long to realize Poor Unfortunate Souls is perfect? Ursula is a fantastic villain. Queer readings are off the charts. There’s probably something deeper to the fact I obsessed over this movie as a little girl but I’m just going to say I love the work and effort put into this movie.

  • The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice

    The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice

    ★★★★

    Ozu moves the camera a few times in this and it was more startling than any jump scare I've ever seen.