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  • The Children's Hour

    The Children's Hour

    ★★★★

    wig but like... not the wig i ordered.

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★★★

    what an incredibly fun watch. despite what many reviewers on here and elsewhere are saying (*cough* MEN), it's not necessarily derivative and it doesn't try to be the "girl power" version of anything, it just delivers a story that's feminine, bawdy, witty, sweet, and inclusive all at once.

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  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★

    so much of what this movie tries to pass off (in the first half) as Romance was downright uncomfortable for me to watch as a woman. it is more than evident that a bunch of men wrote this screenplay. greasy, red faced, gin dick bradley cooper croaking "can i touch your nose?" is an image i'm going to have to try very hard to shake. this also felt like a masturbatory, self indulgent, 2 hours+ "for your consideration" best actor…

  • The Kindergarten Teacher

    The Kindergarten Teacher

    ★★★★

    Watching this again, i just keep thinking about something Maggie Gyllenhaal said when i saw her speak at TIFF - which is that this movie is an expression of something purely feminine that we don't see very often depicted onscreen. She said that it explores the consequences of starving a brilliant and vibrant woman’s mind in a very Virginia Woolf-esque way. And those consequences, as you'll see, really are dire. Also can I just say - that final scene... OOF. Hit me like a ton of bricks.