janealdridge1 has written 15 reviews for films during 2021.

  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★★

    I felt gross after watching this. Sure, you can leech off of Diana’s legacy as a photogenic stylish woman who endured maddening surveillance and mental anguish at the hands of the royal family, but should you? Because I don’t think this opportunistic “fable” revealed anything about Diana’s interiority. I think the director had a little too much fun sensationalizing her very real experience with mental illness. And the clumsy metaphors? Is she a pheasant or a dollar bill? Some really silly shit.

  • Where Danger Lives

    Where Danger Lives

    ★★★

    We don’t talk enough about Western Whiskers Week

  • Rituals

    Rituals

    ★★½

    I was bored af. I don’t buy these men as friends, and I found the bickering and brutality relentless and tiresome. I can’t imagine how grueling this must have been to film. The misery seems very real.

  • Cruella

    Cruella

    ★½

    Weirdly violent and devoid of humor, seizure inducing frame changes

  • (500) Days of Summer

    (500) Days of Summer

    ★★½

    Joseph Gorden Levitt has school shooter vibes

  • The Five-Year Engagement

    The Five-Year Engagement

    Made it through 40 minutes of tedium and gave up. I noticed an extremely weird attitude towards the Asian supporting characters and started counting the weird racist remarks and portrayals.  By the time I gave up I had counted eight, and the final straw was a white lacy calling an Asian woman “Chowng Ching Chong”. Shut it off then. boring and hateful

  • In Dreams

    In Dreams

    ★★★★

    Madness

  • Jade

    Jade

    ★★★

    You really have to get it to them for the car stunts here...that’s what my stars are for

  • Rage in Heaven

    Rage in Heaven

    ★½

    A real stinker, no fun at all

  • Daisy Kenyon

    Daisy Kenyon

    ★★★

    Dana Andrews is sexy, Henry Fonda is exhausting. Not sure their performances were worthy of Joan's in this, but what can I say, I enjoy every divorce-core woman's picture!!

  • Born to Be Bad

    Born to Be Bad

    ★★★★

    I love evil bitch movies, and this was a fun one. The cast of character were great. Kinda weird that this came out before All About Eve, definitely felt like Anne Baxter's character in AOE and Joan Fontaine's in BTBB used the same mannerisms.

  • The American Friend

    The American Friend

    ★★★★

    I made potato soup and gruyere biscuits and we had champagne, and then we watched this movie. The colors were dazzling and everyone in it was supremely charismatic. More than anything else I will remember this movie for the fashion in it, this movie was full of some of the most amazing outfits Ive ever seen. Costume design by Isolde Nist