Feminist killjoy & history obsessive. Big fan of anything acting-related. Often (and happily) contradictory.

Favorite films

  • The Pumpkin Eater
  • Muriel, or the Time of Return
  • The Innocents
  • Certain Women

Recent activity

  • Ladies They Talk About

  • The Little Colonel

  • Bottoms

  • Grand Hotel

Pinned reviews

  • Barbie


    It would be more idiotic than claiming a corporate Hollywood film is anti-man to expect Greta Gerwig & Noah Baumbach will deliver a radical feminist message that strives to authenticate and liberate the experiences of women from those who subdue them. But the film ardently maintains it does just that, with its quick witted and pseudo-philosophical conversations on death, being-in-the-world, and intersubjectivity. That belief is exactly the film’s issue and is responsible for, in my opinion, creating more harm than good.
    Full review here

  • Death in Venice

    Death in Venice


    "The aperture through which the sand runs is so tiny that... that first it seems as if the level in the upper glass never changes. To our eyes it appears that the sand runs out only... only at the end... and until it does, it's not worth thinking about... 'til the last moment... when there's no more time left to think about it."

    Somehow, regardless of the quiet hours I've spent pouring myself into this film, at the conclusion of…

Recent reviews

  • Ladies They Talk About

    Ladies They Talk About

    Barbara Stanwyck is truly forever that girl, like...

  • The Little Colonel

    The Little Colonel

    How sad that Shirley Temple grew up to be the complete opposite of what her playfully defiant childhood self embodied!

Popular reviews

  • Autumn Sonata

    Autumn Sonata


    "Chopin was emotional, but not sentimental. Feeling is very far from sentimentality."
    This film is ivy on a brick wall. My admiration for it only grows as time lingers on. When you allow the words, feelings, and imagery of Bergman's work to soak in, its quality becomes far richer and even more vivid. 
    Autumn Sonata is film about a mother and daughter, yes. But to me, there is much more to it. It is a visceral outpouring of two tormented souls,…

  • Blonde


    “It is almost comedic to me the amount of attention and discussion Andrew Dominik’s Blonde has garnered over this year, which will only increase following its wide release on 28 September via Netflix. Because not even a morsel of that conversation is deserved in this entirely vacuous excuse of a film — which no amount of aspect ratio shifts, bouncing back from color to black & white, and shrieking from Ana de Armas can make me believe Dominik in the slightest understands either basic psychoanalysis or the human condition under a patriarchy in any respect.“

    Full review can be found here.