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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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

    In the wake of Rise of Skywalker's release Kelly Marie Tran rejoined instagram with the bio - “Afraid, but doing it anyway. 🦁"

    The films treatment of Rose -and by extension Tran herself- neatly encapsulates where everything went so very wrong with this overbearing, overstuffed “Skywalker Saga” finale. In sidelining Rose it validates the toxic corner of the Star Wars fanbase that drove the actress off social media with their racist and sexist abuse. And that’s what this film centralises…

  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    ★★★★½

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

    A lot of The Discourse surrounding The Invisible Man either doesn't give the film near enough credit or misses the mark entirely, particularly in regards to the films portrayal of domestic violence. I wanted to address some of the hottakes, but I’ll preface by saying I am by no means an expert on DV, however I have worked with domestic violence victims over the years in the disability sector, I've seen firsthand domestic abuse and its effect on people in…

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  • Under My Skin

    Under My Skin

    ★★★½

    I really liked this, however i think the four different actors playing Den was a misstep (in execution, not so much the idea). I totally get where they were going with it but when you have such an instantly captivating performance by Liv Hewson and then gradually replace them with actors who are good but dont quite have the screen presence as they do, the dramatic beats faltered a little for me. But i see its cultural value in having…

  • The Thing About Harry

    The Thing About Harry

    There is a moment early on when Harry says that he originally identified as bi but when someone called him out that being bisexual wasnt "inclusive", and pan was the "correct" orientation, he decided to use the pan label instead. It's a disturbing invalidation of an entire community, a dire interpretation of bisexuality and a shallow understanding of sexuality in general. If our lead in an earlier scene hadn't already scoffed at the name Troy, this is where the film…

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  • Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

    Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

    ★★★

    I demand Paris Geller: A Century in the Life

  • Your Name Engraved Herein

    Your Name Engraved Herein

    ★★

    This was so desperate to be an epic love story, replete with the corniest piano solos and jarring use of free form jazz. It's extraordinarily soapy, sans any self-awareness. The flashback structure is odd.. it amounts to nothing? It's bizarrely abandoned when the film's timeline reaches this dramatic point. But so many scenes felt like that - they barely establish context and a distinct lack of buildup to its most dramatic beats. Halfway through the two characters seemingly switch roles…