Dawson Joyce

Dawson Joyce

Just your average white cis het American fat boy. He/Him. 20.

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  • The Woman in the Window

    The Woman in the Window

    An unexpected trashy delight, The Woman in the Window starts off as a serviceable but rather routine Hitchcockian/De Palma-esque thriller in its first two thirds — with some admittedly neat stylistic trickery here and there — but in its climax, it jarringly transitions into gloriously over-the-top, campy dumb fun and it's worth watching just for that alone, and having a superb cast (especially Amy Adams) and striking production values also helps.

  • Always Shine

    Always Shine

    #52FilmsByWomen, Part III: Film #20

    A terrifying examination of friendship, jealousy, self-doubt, performance, and the inherent misogyny of Hollywood that's guaranteed to leave you breathless, Always Shine is a wonderfully directed, thought-provoking psychological thriller that wouldn't have been nearly as biting or as impactful if not for Mackenzie Davis and Caitlin FitzGerald's top-notch central performances.

Popular reviews

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    With its intense and exciting action sequences, excellent performances (with the exception of a laughable turn from Jesse Eisenberg), and dazzling visual spectacle being let down by an overstuffed and incoherent script that's filled to the brim with poorly written characters and needlessly convoluted plotting, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice tries to be another Batman reboot, a Man of Steel sequel, and a Justice League set-up all at once with results that are nothing short of depressing to watch.…

  • Arrival



    Yet another terrific entry in director Denis Villeneuve's filmography, Arrival is one of the most intelligent, visually stunning, and thought-provoking science fiction films in recent memory, led by a career-best performance from Amy Adams and a pensive, poignant screenplay by Eric Heisserer.