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  • Uncut Gems
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Showgirls
  • Slums of Beverly Hills

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  • The Diary of a Teenage Girl

    ★★★★

  • Titane

    ★★★★

  • Lolita

  • Interview with the Vampire

    ★★★★½

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  • The Diary of a Teenage Girl

    The Diary of a Teenage Girl

    ★★★★

    This was a very difficult watch for me, mainly because I've never seen teenage female sexuality displayed so unflinchingly on screen.

    The Diary of a Teenage Girl tells the story of Minnie, a 15-year-old girl who enters into a sexual relationship with her mother's 35-year-old boyfriend, Monroe. Minnie is precocious, but still very immature. She's also very interested in sex, perhaps to the point of obsessiveness. This may be due in part to overexposure. He mother has a laissez-faire approach…

  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★★★

    Not at all what I was expecting!

    This movie is very silly and even endearing at times, which is an odd qualifier to place on a grisly, art house, body horror flick. It takes a while for the film's themes to settle in - really, they only came to me in the very last moments. But what Titane gives us is a gross, dark, erotic musing about love, humanity, and Otherness. It's a deeply emotional, visceral film - but it's…

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  • Spencer

    Spencer

    There needs to be a 50+ year grace period between when someone tragically dies, and when you can create fan fiction about their life. Spencer is an Aronofsky-esque take on a particularly tumultuous time in Princess Diana's short life. And while the score, cinematography, and supporting actors all deserve praise, they could not save Spencer. I came away from this thinking: what a self-congratulatory, pretentious piece of filmmaking. I don't often throw the word "pretentious" around when it comes to…

  • Lolita

    Lolita

    The point of the book is that the relationship between Humbert and Dolores is taboo and immoral - but I did not find whatsoever that Adrian Lyne is interested at all in the immorality/illness of Humbert's attraction. Actually what I got from the camerawork, costuming, acting performance of 15-year-old Dominique Swain, and romantic score is that Lyne himself believes in the beauty and validity of their relationship. I'm not a fan of placing too much of a moral obligation on…