Marcus Baker

Marcus Baker

Writer/Director.

I write long reviews because it helps me process my opinions. Also if I don’t write it down I forget.

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  • I'm No Angel

    I'm No Angel

    ★★

    “I foresee a man entering your life...”
    “What, only one??”

    Inarguably one of the horniest movies I’ve ever seen. It’s nearly wall to wall one liners, and most of them are just Mae West accepting or turning down propositions in increasingly clever ways. She damn near seduces the judge at her own divorce trial! Game respects game!

    I can’t say this did that much for me overall. I wasn’t super engaged with the characters or story. I love Cary Grant…

  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I’ve been torn on whether to write about this movie. On the one hand, I very much agree with the camp that says “I cannot imagine anyone wants to hear my thoughts on this movie.” And on the other, I wanted to write about it as a means of processing a lot of my own reaction and praising a few things about this movie that really left me in awe.

    All of this is to say that if you don’t…

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  • Down in the Delta

    Down in the Delta

    ★★★★½

    The bones of a Hallmark TV movie are elevated by a focus on black history and culture. Featuring a script laced with a deep empathy and patient, thoughtful characterization, Down in the Delta exists in a world where community and family stand above all. While it leans heavily toward melodrama (and all of the potential occupational hazards that come with getting one wrong), it never shies away from the aching heart at its core. The central motif is as much a…

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "For better or worse, the world is shaped by people working out their personal issues." 
    -David Ehrlich

    The fundamental issue with any art that has attempted or likely will attempt to engage with the Trump era is that Trump is a symptom, not a cause. There is no depth to plumb, there is no reason behind his actions. He is a useful, amoral idiot stuck in an eternally fruitless search for love. Enabled at every turn by people whose wallets…