Tori has written 383 reviews for films during 2017.

  • Wind River

    Wind River

    ★★★½

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

    While I wish the rape wasn't shown at all and that it didn't feel white savior-ish, the fact that it attempted to show how Native women especially are the victims of horrible assault and murdered and nothing is done about it most of the time, and more subtle things like the fact that even though her intent was to help, the FBI agent still comes out of the gate insulting the Native parents of the victim.

    The biggest piece of shit getting to die like she did was Very satisfying.

    tw/cw: blood
    self harm (graphic and shown)
    rape (graphic, shown)

  • The Twilight People

    The Twilight People

    ★★

    Very Dr. Moreau, and odd in the sense that our seeming protagonist disappears for a huge chunk of the movie. I didn't mind though because it left the main woman as the focus as she tries to corral all the animal people to safety as best she can. It's pretty doofy but I liked the bat guy, and antelope guy turning and kicking people like an antelope would was pretty great.

    tw/cw: blood

  • Dangerous Game

    Dangerous Game

    ★★★½

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

    I went in with low expectations for the most part, just interested in it being an Australian film, and came out pleasantly surprised. As much as I'm not a huge fan of the ableism that comes with an antagonist that's gone off the deep end sort of thing, they actually did flesh him out some aside from that. He had regret, he didn't mean for some of it to happen at least, he was more complicated than most care to…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★

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

    BOY that was gay and as always I wish it would've ended happier but I appreciate just how Gay as Hell it was all the same.

    They're both amazing and did so well but Laura Elena Harring is so stunning.

    tw/cw: epilepsy warning
    suicide (shown with a gun but not gory)

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★

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

    I was relieved to enjoy this as much as I did and have most of my worries waved off. Most of them.....

    I'm glad Poe got way more development and screentime, and that Finn was allowed to hold his own as a character. Rose was utterly lovely and I love her and her soft cheeks.

    Crabby old man Luke was a big fav, and so was Laura Dern who was gorgeous and definitely gay with Leia thanks.

    DJ was also Very Good dickweed.

    tw/cw: epilepsy
    fire

  • Mom

    Mom

    ★★★

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

    Worth a watch just for doing the werewolf thing in way I hadn't really seen before, almost more of what you see in zombie films in terms of 'what if your loved one was made into a creature that wants to kill'. Plus you get to see a sweet old lady murder people which is rare and neat.

    By the end its honestly pretty heartbreaking tbh.

    tw/cw: blood/gore/body horror

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★½

    A re-watch that makes me nervous to see the new one finally eventually because this one is so solid tbh.

    tw/cw: epilepsy for sure

  • Cry for the Strangers

    Cry for the Strangers

    ★½

    Sorta racist, not maybe as bad as I was expecting but there's a lot of 'OooOO spooky Native Americans' talk and then whatever the hell that ending was. Not much really stands out tbh.

    tw/cw: nothing much rly

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★

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

    I really have next to no damn idea what happened in this film, watching it with my parents the amount of times someone asked 'what just happened?' was too many to count. Granted I wasn't paying a whole lot of attention because nothing garnered it for me. I'm not a fan of this kind of film, so take all this with that in mind.

    tw/cw: I don't think a whole lot of blood or anything was shown, there's a lot of loud noises and war imagery and water

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★

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    You can definitely tell this was directed by a women, because the woman in it are handled so well and given a lot of voice. It's a bit rushed trying to fit everything in, if understandable given how much they had to cover.

    The only things that bugged me some was Amy and Laurie got together partially because of the clear giant age difference, but also just the weird convo about how he basically just was possessive of all the…

  • Timecrimes

    Timecrimes

    ★★★½

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

    Man that poor girl got royally fucked over.

    Very interesting if very odd just in the sense of it's hard to say whether or not you're rooting for Hector? At first, sure, but as things continue and things get more and more into a grey area and he becomes more hardened to do whatever he has to... by the end it's really not a happy ending, but whether it could've ever been is hard to say.

    tw/cw: blood
    nudity

  • Red Christmas

    Red Christmas

    ★★

    The themes in this were just so muddled that I honestly could not tell if it was supposed to be pro or anti abortion, what it was trying to say about ableism if anything, it was all just so messy and unclear. That paired with the two PoC they managed to put in both dying right off the bat, and no family members being particularly likable, all just made for it being meh.

    Shout out to my mom though for dealing with my bullshit putting this on while we worked on a craft for kiddos for storytime.

    tw/cw: blood/gore/body horror
    abortion themes