Morgan Leigh Davies

Morgan Leigh Davies

Writer person, podcasting at www.overinvestedpocast.com. Oscar junkie.

Favorite films

  • The Thin Red Line
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Holiday
  • The Piano

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  • House of Gucci

    ★★½

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★½

  • Zola

    ★★

  • Wuthering Heights

    ★★★½

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  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    It really pains me to say that this is just not, like... fun? It's not such a disaster that it's entertaining and not good enough to be actually good, just stranded in the purgatory of punishingly overlong mediocrity.

    I read a bunch of articles on this whole saga for an edit test a couple weeks ago and it absolutely boggles my mind that anybody could have taken such an inherently dramatic and gonzo real-life crime story about incredibly wealthy people…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★½

    Watched this for the first time since 2014 with my dad and grandma and it's only gotten better and more chillingly insightful with time. I think it's almost perfect except for a few frustrating missteps—it loses the plot while they're on the run (that part could lose 5-10 minutes and the movie would improve SO much) and Agatha is criminally underwritten—but everything to do with the hotel and Fiennes' character and performance is magical and haunting. The sense of suspended…

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  • Happiest Season

    Happiest Season

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Just a huge fucking mess. I have so many questions. Why are these people dating? Does Mackenzie Davis' character have a personality beyond "being an asshole"? Why include the weird nonsense about Kristen Stewart asking her dad for her hand in marriage (gross!) if it's not going to be relevant to the movie? Why in god's name does Kristen Stewart not end up with Aubrey Plaza, who at least gets to tell a few jokes and with whom she has…

  • Spencer

    Spencer

    I was open to this for the first half-hour or so and then increasingly soured on it as it went on; by the end I was actively hostile to it. I don't know why all of culture has suddenly decided that now is the time to profit off of this woman's life but I found this iteration of that ultimately self-interested goal to be particularly morally queasy since as far as I can tell this film has no insights into…