sechristie

About as fatale as an after dinner mint.

Favorite films

  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Show Me Love
  • The Wicker Man
  • Donnie Darko

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  • The Wanderers

    ★★★★

  • The Warriors

    ★★★★★

  • All About Eve

    ★★★★½

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    ★★★★★

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  • The Wanderers

    The Wanderers

    ★★★★

    Would've been absolutely in love with this film if I'd first watched it as a Youth. An episodic slice of life, full of vibrancy and freshness, half vérité realism (overlapping dialogue, greasy skin), half stylised fantasy (the operatic terror of the Ducky Boys' attacks). How much you'll like it will depend on how annoyed you are by the titular Wanderers being complete and utter arseholes. It didn't bother me that much; not sure what this says about me.

  • The Warriors

    The Warriors

    ★★★★★

    In hindsight, very amazing that our lads don't realise The Lizzies are lezzies. You see what you want to see, I guess.

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  • Romantic Comedy

    Romantic Comedy

    ★½

    Truly aggravating. I am certain that I could've gathered together eight of my pals and have produced a more nuanced, insightful, and factual accurate analysis of romantic comedies than this manages. When writer-director Elizabeth Sankey is talking about rom-coms' effects on her own behaviours and self-perception it's fair enough, but as soon as the commentators in this film start making sweeping statements about “what rom-coms make women think / feel / do” I am OUT. This kind of unsubstantiated, catch-all…

  • Ammonite

    Ammonite

    ★★★★

    The inevitable Portrait Of A Lady On Fire comparisons must be very annoying for team Ammonite, especially as I think this film was actually in preproduction earlier... but they're pretty unavoidable: Ammonite has a LOT of cosmetic similarities to POALOF, and, considering that Portrait is a masterpiece/already a Canonical Lesbian Fave, these similarities don't serve it particularly well. It also has obvious throughlines from Francis Lee's previous film, God's Own Country - dirt and earthiness, close attention paid to people's…