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  • Broadcast News

    ★★★★½

  • Les Vampires: Episode Six - Hypnotic Eyes

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  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    I love love love this film. It’s been haunting me and I’ve seen it a few times by this point giving me to time to really simmer with my thoughts before my review for Vulture you can read here. I dig into the acting, visual and narrative playfulness, and the nature of coming of age works centered on women. Excerpt below:

    “It would be too easy to label Julie — forever pawing for new men, new art, new experiences — a “messy woman.”…

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    hated having to write this pan. i wanted some joy instead i got a hollow story with terribly shot action and one of the most nonsensical plot lines i’ve seen in a while. 


    “Sadly, all that glittered in the franchise’s first outing is gone in Wonder Woman 1984. The disappointing sequel highlights not only the dire state of the live-action superhero genre in film, but the dire state of Hollywood filmmaking as a whole.” read my review at vulture. 

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  • Broadcast News

    Broadcast News

    Where do I even begin with the greatness of this film? It’s sterling screenplay? The tremendous acting from the entire cast? Joan Cusack’s mad dash sequence through the newsroom? What I was drawn to this time unsurprisingly is how it portrays the emotional and professional politics of the newsroom and acts as an intriguing window into the cultural conception of journalism in America.

    But also, this film has a tender sexiness to it — William Hurt holding Holly Hunter’s hand…

  • Odds and Ends

    Odds and Ends

    Wild with ideas. Amazons in Chucks. Grimy early 1990s tech. Black folks whose lineage begins in Africa spread out amongst the stars in their own respective wars. Desire and care as paths of resistance, a way forward. Odds and Ends is carried by the force of its ideas, the strength of characterization and the actor’s intrinsic understanding of this world of a race/gender war in which the other side are white sociopathic clones dreaming of the “pre-nuke” days. The cost of…

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  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    What the fuck was this mess? Starts off fun but falls apart when it reaches toward something meaningful and revealing to say about the way men use and abuse women. Devolves into a “damn, bitches be crazy” story that obliterates the good will it engenders. Also, kinda chuckled at the framing of Thomasin Mackenzie’s lead character as quiet, yearning, and picked on by vapid mean girls. (And not a good chuckle, mind you.) Anya Taylor Joy innocent.

    It’s a shame…this…

  • Antebellum

    Antebellum

    “I am tired. I am tired of pop-cultural artifacts that render Black people as merely Black bodies onto which the sins of this ragged country are violently mapped. I am tired of suffering being the primary lens through which we understand Black identity. I am tired of being so hungry for Black joy and Black representation that scraps feel like a meal. I am tired of films about slavery refusing to acknowledge the interior lives of Black women even as…