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  • The Breaker Upperers

    The Breaker Upperers

    ★★

    Meh.

    The Breaker Upperers is pretty devoid of comedy or charm for claiming to be a charming comedy. I'm not sure if there's some form of cultural gap for what but nothing about this gelled with me at all. I do appreciate the nod that all New Zealanders know each other, what with Taika Waititi as producer and Jermaine Clement making a cameo.

  • Unicorn Store

    Unicorn Store

    ★★★★★

    "You're being weird on purpose."

    Unicorn Store is offbeat and strange, so often tiptoeing the line between surrealism and hyperrealism. There are jokes that completely miss the mark, and characters that feel unimportant to the overall story, but together...it all works.

    Of course Unicorn Store resonates with artists, especially female artists, but there's something deeper here that feels like an individual take on the life of a young woman. And whether that woman is Brie Larson or writer Samantha McIntyre…

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  • Revenge

    Revenge

    ★★★½

    Note: I wasn't going to write a super long review for this but reading the reviews for this by men has forced my hand. Also, I'm writing this on Women's Equality Day yay.
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    There is something to be said about a film that lacks any sort of subtlety and still is utterly thought provoking.

    The lead of Revenge, Jen, is not the virginal daughter from rape-revenge films past. She initiates oral sex. She's the "other woman." She dances with…

  • Green Book

    Green Book

    ★½

    This movie thinks that “you don’t act black” and “you sound white” are compliments.

    This movie “doesn’t see color.”

    This movie “can’t be racist because its best friend is black.”

    This movie exclusively gets its news from Breitbart and thinks that Jordan Peterson has good ideas.

    This movie angrily tweeted that is was going to boycott Nike and Gillette.

    This movie complimented my looks then called me an ugly, stuck up bitch when I said thank you.

    This movie wears…