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Favorite films

  • The Devils
  • Eyes of Laura Mars
  • The Day of the Locust
  • Natural Born Killers

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  • Cat Soup

    ★★★

  • Blood: The Last Vampire

    ★★★½

  • The Wonder Ring

  • Black Ice

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  • River

    River

    ★★★★

    A very earnest and charming light sci-fi romp where a time-loop scenario plays out essentially in real time, as a series of two-minute-long unbroken tracking shots. 

    It's a sweet story about a disparate group of characters coming together to solve a problem, and one of its themes is the desire to somehow create extra time to spend with the people we love. This is an idea that I find very powerful, so this film was really easy for me to love.

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    ★★★

    Visually ravishing, but the story rarely felt like more than bullet points to me, leaving me a bit cold on the ending. I'm totally onboard with the idea that marrying someone you only feel mediocrely about is a big fucking tragedy, so I wish it had moved me more!

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  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    Offensively stupid on multiple levels, a movie by people who think real rape-revenge films are beneath them while condescendingly co-opting those films' transgressive impact – but they can't even get that right, because any feints towards real violence are effectively neutered by some goody two-shoes bullshit where Carey Mulligan surprises would-be date rapists by giving them a stern talking-to instead of cutting their dicks off. (And let me tell you, as someone who has had their fair share of interactions…

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ½

    Barely a movie, more like a jumble of tenuously connected scenes moving incomprehensibly backwards and forwards in time, with a tone that aims for exuberance but feels like hours of incessant high-pitched screaming. Borderline unwatchable if you're not intimately familiar with the source material – I'm not, and I think this assumes its audience is. I can't think of any other explanation for why Gerwig would go for this baffling structure. Nothing is allowed to develop naturally, every scene operates…