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  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

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

    The candy coated aesthetic of the trailer is what first piqued my interest when I saw it a year ago. Then, finding out it was a revenge story of a woman tracking down her friend's rapist and serving vigilante justice, I was even more interested because I've written that story and I've felt that anger.

    But I have no sympathy for Cassie.

    ... I don't really know who this movie is for. Maybe it's meant to be a call for…

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

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

    I almost -- almost -- forgot this was a Toetino movie until Margaret Qualley planted her feet on the windscreen.

    Watching this felt like being told a story by like, my uncle or some other relative who was a kid in the 60s & 70s. There's a melting of truth and memory and nostalgia for a time that isn't coming back.

    What I enjoyed about OUATIH:
    - Julia Butters, adorable
    - Seeing random actors I didn't expect to pop up (hey…

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  • Sleepaway Camp

    Sleepaway Camp

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

    I went into this movie knowing the end twist. This is one of those films you see on Quintessential Horror lists, mostly for the shock value it holds. It isn’t nearly as gory or bloody as I expected, and is unfortunately a fun movie up to the last couple of minutes where any joy turned to ash.

    Angela is actually the surviving brother, raised as a girl by their aunt. It’s easy to pick up on that after the camera…

  • The Haunting of Molly Hartley

    The Haunting of Molly Hartley

    it was 2008 and i can't expect for the horror genre to be more sensitive toward actual illnesses when it's much scarier to pretend to be a person who doesn't know what a germ is and believes the womb moves around the body.