olivia

I like fantasies, violence, comedy and horror best.

Favorite films

  • The Witch
  • Clue
  • Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair
  • The Shining

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  • Pleasure

    ★★★★

  • The Northman

    ★★★★★

  • The Innocents

    ★★★★

  • In the Earth

    ★★

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  • Clue

    Clue

    ★★★★★

    In my 1000th rewatch of this the best movie in the world I caught myself feeling contemplative; I pictured myself showing this to my future children. Would they understand the references to McCarthyism? Who would they appreciate more, the genius improvisations of Madeleine Kahn or the devilish wit of Tim Curry? And then I thought, in horror, that they might not like it. That they, like Roger Ebert before them, might think, "[the actors] spend most of their time looking…

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  • The Innocents

    The Innocents

    ★★★★

    Remember being a kid in first grade, sitting in a too-warm classroom in the afternoon as the teacher drones on and the clock seems to be ticking backward? You concentrate as hard as you can on the door to the hallway, half open and unmoving. You stare at it harder than you've ever stared at anything before, your fist clenched around your pencil and the graphite point digging into your palm. The door moves an inch. Forward then backward then…

  • Censor

    Censor

    ★★★★

    I once listened to a This American Life style story of facebook censors which illustrated the complex and problematic issues around the company's evolving policies regarding censoring content. In that story my eyes were opened to something I had never considered; that there are real people who's job it is to review each reported post and they experience harrowing psychological effects from the things they see, which is anything from innocuous misreported things to live streams of people's suicides or…

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  • Thoroughbreds

    Thoroughbreds

    ★★★★

    This is what I want from new movies. Exactly this. Make 100 more of these. It's short, the cinematography is GORGEOUS, it's funny, it's murdery, it's got beautiful rich people and their stuff, it's got sociopathy, it's got a weird off putting techno theme song, and it's got chapters like a book!

    It's ok for dark, artistic movies to be fun. They don't all have to be a slog.

  • A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol

    Watched this on acid in college. DO NOT RECOMMEND.