riki has written 235 reviews for films during 2019.

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★½

    My life is like a maze I continually think I’ve gotten out of, ‘til I’ve found another corner in front of me ...

    It IS somehow possible to claim a favorite line out of this one. Even if it’s so rich I hoped to rewatch it just as the end credits begin rolling ....... so at the very least and in leu of an actual review my favorite line is decidedly this one. 🎢🎢  rachel weisz in trousers 4ever and ever amen

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★½

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    !!!!!!!

  • Second Act

    Second Act

    ★★½

    Chaotic neutral. Vanessa hudgens forever

  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast

    ★★★★½

    the mob song is about how ignorant people were about the aids epidemic. it was written in 1991. Beyond it’s time. Theres a scene where Gaston sees that belle is reading and says “it’s not right for a woman to read. Soon she starts getting ideas, and thinking ....” . . Excellent portrayal of how patriarchy works. And ugh when Gaston proposes to belle and she’s like “I just don’t deserve you” but it’s not said with an ounce of…

  • Trolls

    Trolls

    ★★★★

    saved 2016 for me personally

  • Get Smart

    Get Smart

    ★★½

    Miss Anne Hathaway 💓🤭🤭🤭💓💓🤭💓🤭💓

  • Pretty Woman

    Pretty Woman

    ★★½

    I’m so sad this is the truth because I was excited to watch this ,,, but it made me feel like shit. I don’t know if it was the overt sexism or just Richard gere’s portrayal of the time old cliche damaged-yet-charming male, but the only redeeming trait here, for me, is Julia and her big laugh during the necklace scene . Which, I read, was an outtake they decided to leave in. Her laugh is worlds different in the…