The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden ★★★★★

Fuck.

When I was about 15, I started to realise that over most things in the world people get joy from, sports, art, music etc. the thing I loved the most was films. So I basically went on a 3 year binge of watching whatever films I could, a bunch of shitty stuff, middle of the pile stuff and that top level, best of all time stuff. After that time had come to a close I thought I had seen pretty much all there was worth seeing. And so I hit the brakes HARD. I started watching back my faves and going to see new things at the pictures and every now and then I would watch a new film on Netflix or whatever.

Then about a year ago I started wanting to get back into films as my taste of a lot of things had matured but didn’t know what to do with this new found lust for films. 

Then out of nowhere I found this website and what I had been looking for was found. A place where people like me who like seeing different and new kinds of films could come and share their views and broaden their tastes. 

This film is exactly the kinda thing I mean, this is honestly one of the best things I’ve ever seen. Deceit, revenge, love, betrayal, lust, anger, all set to a story of two women looking for someone to love them and who they can love and the hunger men and high society have for money and power. When it ended I was just like ‘well fuck me then’. Mesmerising from start to finish I just sat there in awe. In a year when I’ve already seen little women, parasite and uncut gems I didn’t think much else would top them but there is god knows how many more films that can make me feel like this and I probably wouldn’t have known about them if it wasn’t for this site, which is why I love it.

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