Staff writer at Bustle, podcasting at www.overinvestedpocast.com. Oscar junkie.
Modern Romance 1981
girl it is time to GET A RESTRAINING ORDER
The Broker 2018
I really loved this, such a great insight into the marriage practices, stressors, and coercions of another country (this is my main academic interest basically so I was primed to be fascinated by this doc). But the direction is just so even handed. Shows the ugly side of the business but is so sympathetic and humane toward the brokers who are both enforcing this system, somewhat removed from it by virtue of having a profession, and ultimately just humans at work giggling about stupid jokes and annoying clients.
Happiest Season 2020
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…
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…