elaina

once I’m employed I’ll start writing reviews again lmao

Favorite films

  • Before Sunrise
  • Cabaret
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Gone Girl

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  • Cabaret

    ★★★★★

  • You Were Never Really Here

    ★★

  • Pixie

    ★★★½

  • Land

    ★★½

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  • Cabaret

    Cabaret

    ★★★★★

    Performative distraction can only last so long. From the beginning it’s insisted that we leave our troubles at the door—in order to enjoy the fun, the sex, the parties, we must suspend our disbelief to the point of having no worries. Charmed and cavalier, we comply. Posters touting Mein Kampf morals become background pieces that establish setting, boys playing war in a field are merely a distraction from a more interesting conversation, and we’re too concerned with choreography and divine…

  • Land

    Land

    ★★½

    2021 is truly the year for the hyper-specific genre of women in their late-middle age dealing with the burden of loss by isolating themselves to the wilderness and finding solace in the kindness of strangers, isn’t it?

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  • Stargirl

    Stargirl

    ★½

    Leo: I-

    Stargirl: 𝐼𝓃 𝒸𝒶𝓈𝑒 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝒽𝒶𝓋𝑒𝓃’𝓉 𝓃𝑜𝓉𝒾𝒸𝑒𝒹, 𝐼'𝓂 𝓌𝑒𝒾𝓇𝒹. 𝐼’𝓂 𝒶 𝓌𝑒𝒾𝓇𝒹𝑜. 𝐼 𝒹𝑜𝓃'𝓉 𝒻𝒾𝓉 𝒾𝓃. 𝒜𝓃𝒹 𝐼 𝒹𝑜𝓃'𝓉 𝓌𝒶𝓃𝓉 𝓉𝑜 𝒻𝒾𝓉 𝒾𝓃. 𝐻𝒶𝓋𝑒 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝑒𝓋𝑒𝓇 𝓈𝑒𝑒𝓃 𝓂𝑒 𝓌𝒾𝓉𝒽𝑜𝓊𝓉 𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓈 𝓈𝓉𝓊𝓅𝒾𝒹 𝓊𝓀𝓊𝓁𝑒𝓁𝑒? 𝒯𝒽𝒶𝓉'𝓈 𝓌𝑒𝒾𝓇𝒹.

  • Words on Bathroom Walls

    Words on Bathroom Walls

    ★★★½

    this was a beautiful and sympathetic narrative of an illness that is too often demonized in popular media but the way NONE of you told me Rodrick from Diary of a Wimpy Kid is in this, shirtless and horny? war crimes