Justine Smith

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Favorite films

  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty
  • The Red Shoes
  • Journey to Italy
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Recent activity

  • Cobweb

  • Interstellar

  • The Silence of the Lambs

  • My Animal

Recent reviews

  • Saltburn



    "Echoing The Talented Mr. Ripley without any of the insight, Saltburn is a misguided social critique without real substance. It’s a film of surfaces, the camera lingering on the equine beauty of Elordi and the lush greenery of an estate. With shades of wishful dark academia infused with the garish aesthetic of the mid-2000s, the illusions of Oxford as a place of learning or glamour are completely dispelled. Though these sequences are not especially compelling thematically, the film’s only real…

  • Napoleon



    "The film doesn’t paint their relationship as a grand love affair. She submits to his affections after the death of her husband because he isn’t a “bad” man. He’s powerful and mostly kind; if they never become great lovers, they will eventually become great friends, but not after a handful of humiliations. We watch as they fuck for the first time, her leaning over the bed, bored and stiff, as he pumps rhythmlessly into her (in an era where people…

Popular reviews

  • Friends with Money

    Friends with Money


    Jennifer Aniston surviving off free skin care samples is too real

  • The Lords of Salem

    The Lords of Salem


    Difficult to put into words the visceral impact and sadness of The Lords of Salem. One viewing doesn't quite seem enough to put all the pieces together, as Zombie puts together a horror film so unlike any horror I've ever seen. The brutality of Sheri Moon's performance hits me in the fucking gut, and without ever having dealt with addiction, the film feels like a pained, strung out journey into the abyss. Some great female power, and a bone-chilling soundscape are icing on the cake.