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  • Halloween

    ★★★½

  • The Addiction

    ★★★★½

  • Serial Mom

    ★★★★½

  • No. 12: Heaven and Earth Magic

    ★★★★

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  • Benedetta

    Benedetta

    ★★★★½

    The first thing a young Benedetta is taught: "your body is your biggest enemy"

    Such is the life in the convent, a matriarchal society spare for the rule of Jesus, here a genital-less, androgynous figure, that keeps its relative safety from patriarchal cruelty through demure posturing. Sex is power, body autonomy is power, and the restriction of the understanding of this is what allows the male reign of the time to control convents, which were essentially a haven for women…

  • Petite Maman

    Petite Maman

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Céline Sciamma is done with violence.

    Whether it be Anne's first sexual experience, which the director now regards as assault, in Water Lilies, or the scene where Laure/Mickaël is outed in Tomboy, or the direct violence of the banlieues in Girlhood in the past, the filmmaker now chooses to turn the camera away from her young characters in pain. For magazine La Déferlante, Sciamma says "You see, today I wouldn't make that scene again. I couldn't film such violence" in…

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  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★½

    For those of you saying this wasn't clearly gay enough:
    - Columbia logo literally shoots rainbows
    - what appears to be a parody of a Subaru
    - daddy issues
    - car lands in the dashcon ballpit
    - Le Tigre song
    - Y tu mama tambien parody dvd
    - Portrait of a Lady on Fire themed short film
    - "my parents haven't figured me out yet"
    - performative femininity/cowboy/ska phases
    - asks a girl to prom
    - pride pin
    - voiced…

  • I Care a Lot

    I Care a Lot

    ★★★½

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