It's very tempting, if you read a plot summary of PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN, to dismiss it as just another version of HARD CANDY - a "feminist avenger" movie that tells a story about avenging sexual violence - certainly a worthy subject - but in a way mainly meant to thrill the audience with the demise of terrible predators. A story we've all heard before, in other words. And this film will absolutely come off that way, until you get to…
A generally witty and entertaining retread of familiar vampire lore derived most immediately from the works of Joss Whedon and, going further back, from The Lost Boys (a film with which BIT shares substantial structural similarities), this film was probably marketed to an overly narrow target audience - while also falling short of true subversiveness. It's worth watching, but some of its true moments of cleverness are undermined by being, unpredictably, too subtle, too blunt, or magically, sometimes both at…
What Keeps You Alive 2018
It has gay women who use weapons and fight so automatic four stars.
The Irishman 2019
I was unfair to this movie. I was literally driven off of this site by angry Scorcese fans on a former account, where I believe I gave it one half star. Developments since then and the absence of the harassment mob have led me to reevaluate The Irishman and say - it's still not that good. It's not the movie that (and I don't think anyone is saying this now, although they were at release) will "save us from Disney's…