Julie Tjalas

Julie Tjalas

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An ASU film student, filmmaker, and film history enthusiast. Can never watch enough movies or read enough books. Fun fact: very 🌈

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  • Yes, God, Yes

    Yes, God, Yes

    ★★★½

    Yes, God, Yes is a coming of age exploration of one’s sexuality with the backdrop of a super catholic rural area. The ending at lesbian bar is nice and I love what other reviewers have said about that. I’ve also heard this film described as “a great setup for a movie”. It’s really short and leaves a bit to bit desired. For what it’s worth, it’s funny, I enjoyed watching it, and I’m grateful for the reminder of staying the fuck away from the Church.

  • Happiest Season

    Happiest Season

    ★★★½

    Okay, so I know this is basically a rip-off of Lez Bomb but this movie was substantially less frustrating than that one and I like the cast in this one more. Some parts of this movie were just adorably cute and it felt like the screenwriter spent a lot of time on lesbian Reddit.

    Is it cliche? Yes. Do I love it anyway? With every fiber of my being. 

    But also Aubrey Plaza was really under used.

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  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    ★★★

    This movie is a lot like the 1995 Tank Girl. It’s super campy and you can tell the studio wanted to change it to make it a bit more serious. It’s extremely silly and fun but it doesn’t quite fully commit to it. Some characters are kinda lame/poorly directed. The editing makes the fast narrative pace feel sluggish, and score is super serious when at moments it feels like it’s fighting a joke.


    Not a terrible movie but it’s definitely a hot mess.


    Edit: I did like it though. It’s a fun time.

  • Mickey and the Bear

    Mickey and the Bear

    ★★★★

    Day 4 at Cannes Film Festival:

    This has been my favorite movie of the festival so far. Nothing about this movie felt like a first feature film. The cinematography is absolutely stunning and really creative. Everything about it is gorgeous, between the ending shot, the near perfect symmetry of the wides, the insanely cool and unique lighting, and I could just go on and on. The performances were great too! I didn’t have an issue with anyone and I thought…