Freelance film and TV critic.
This one took me by surprise with how emotionally powerful and staggeringly beautiful it is. I had expected something like Downton Abbey with more fucking, and it kind of starts out that way, but it expands to encompass the entirety of the main character's internal life, as encapsulated on a single day.
Odessa Young is astonishingly good as the protagonist, a wide-eyed yet wise young woman absorbing intense physical pleasures and classic literary works with equal sensuality. The scene of…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Pitch: Having escaped from police custody, Riley North is determined to continue pursuing justice by tracking down the cartel bosses who supplied drugs to Diego Garcia, and whose business interests are responsible for her family's murder. Meanwhile, accountant Chris Wolff has been hired by the cartel to look into the theft of their drug shipments by Diego Garcia, for which Riley North was really responsible. As Riley closes in on the cartel and Chris closes in on Riley, the stage is set for ...
Peppermint vs. The Accountant
Having not seen this in nearly 20 years, I watched the opening scene in disbelief, thinking, "Oh no, do I not like this anymore?" But I do still like it. It's just that the opening scene is terrible -- the kind of overwritten, smug posturing that makes people dismiss Tarantino as macho nonsense for film bros.