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  • The Wicker Man
  • Scarface
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • First Reformed

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  • The Collection

    ★★★

  • Promising Young Woman

    ★★★½

  • The Blue Lagoon

  • Poltergeist

    ★★★★

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  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ★★★½

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

    I would have much preferred a grittier interpretation of this story rather than a theatrical production. As a woman, I can acknowledge the stylistic choice to emphasize Cassie's inability to progress without Nina by placing her in settings adorned with innocent girlish dressings, but at times it came off as an infantilization of her actions; rather than defend her behavior by providing the constant reminder of irreversible trauma, Cassie's behavior seems immature and almost worthy of consequence, despite the legitimacy…

  • The Blue Lagoon

    The Blue Lagoon

    CW: minor exploitation, incest

    Ethically, I don't feel comfortable rating this film.

    'The Blue Lagoon' was controversial in its time, and that has not changed in 41 years since. While the thematic emphasis on childlike innocence is all but subtle, the exploitative gaze with which the story was filmed is sickeningly contradictory.

    The child nudity was shot in such an explicit manner that it did not deliver an atmosphere of "natural" or primal humanity; it was an unnerving preamble to…

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  • The Breakfast Club

    The Breakfast Club

    ★★★★

    for years upon years ive always wondered about old peoples fascination with this movie and that shaggy guy with a birdnose and baggy clothes pumping his fist in the air.
    i get it now.

  • Cannibal Holocaust

    Cannibal Holocaust

    "Hey, intentionally malicious and violent acts are being done on camera to shock audiences these days - let's make a movie to point out this exploitation!"

    *intentionally does malicious and violent acts that are being done to shock the audience for a movie about how that's supposed to be wrong*