Kristen

TV Editor for IndieWire. Member: Critics Choice, HCA. Lover of Old Hollywood.

Favorite films

  • Almost Famous
  • Anne of the Thousand Days
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • My Girl

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  • The Devil and Miss Jones

    ★★★★

  • Whirlpool

    ★★½

  • Lover Come Back

    ★★★½

  • Elvis

    ★★★½

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  • Kissin' Cousins

    Kissin' Cousins

    ★★½

    I was kinda bummed the movie didn't play with two Elvis' enough, especially considering one is a blonde country cousin to Elvis' dark-haired city man. Instead this is another blase story of Elvis being torn between two girls with the added benefit of a military story. The songs are better than in Elvis' later features. It's a basic, but far from the best.

  • Double Trouble

    Double Trouble

    You'd think, based off the poster, that THIS is the movie where Elvis plays twins (that'd be "Kissin' Cousins"). Nope, instead this is Elvis' Bond rip-off wherein his character finds himself stuck in the middle of a jewel heist and a rich heiress whose life is in danger. Another movie where Elvis looks like he'd rather be anywhere else. Annette Day isn't much of an actress and just plays her character as a wide-eyed child (a major plot point is that she's 17 and Elvis...doesn't want to go to jail. Barf.).

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  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★★

    Thor: Love and Thunder is an interesting blend of horror, romance, and comedy. When it's emotional, the movie is at its best. Christian Bale is haunting. Also, did not expect a Cocktail reference. I thought it was FAR heavier than Ragnarok. There's a lot of deep subtext I was not ready for. And a disability angle I was not anticipating.

  • Annie Hall

    Annie Hall

    ★★

    In my defense, I'm watching many of these movies out of chronological order and after years of learning about Allen as a person. Compound that with the 1970s release - an era where the backlash against second-wave feminism saw a lot of critically touted films that don't present ladies in the best light - and I had a lot working against me with this movie. On its own merits Annie Hall is fine. It sets up the Allen persona as…