BattyMamzelle

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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Cate Young While the film feels overstuffed at points ( ... ) the core story between Ralph and Vanellope is touching and shows what can happen when love curdles into possession. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
5/5 Nothing to Hide (2017) Cate Young As the motivations and secrets of these characters trickle out, we get a very affecting portrait of how relationships suffer when communication breaks down. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
4/5 I Am Not an Easy Man (2018) Cate Young [T]he film inadvertently sidelines the value of real world femininity as something that has to be shed in order to attain power. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
2/5 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Cate Young J.K. Rowling is leading the charge in destroying the thing so many have loved, and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is proof. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
4/5 Cam (2018) Cate Young Cam offers few answers as to the nature of the film's malevolence but it does an excellent job of demonstrating the stigmas that sex workers face even in the digital world. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
5/5 Searching (2018) Cate Young The real star of the film is the technology [...] Password protected accounts are a short confirmation email away, and geo-tags reveal more history than an interrogation. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
2/5 Love, Simon (2018) Cate Young Simon never gives his friends the chance to rally around him, instead tricking them into situations that benefit only him. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
4/5 The Little Hours (2017) Cate Young The film's strength is in the contrast between its medieval setting and its contemporary sexual politics. The women are all engage in forbidden sexual activity with abandon. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
3/5 Ingrid Goes West (2017) Cate Young [T]he film loses the plot on being the witty commentary about pretending and public image in the social media age, but it's still an entertaining romp from start to finish. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
4/5 Battle of the Sexes (2017) Cate Young Battle of the Sexes [makes] for an arresting narrative that is never undercut by that fact that its main plot is "spoiled" by history. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
3/5 Been So Long (2018) Cate Young For a musical film, [it's] not very musical at all, with a discordant soundtrack that sounds like castoff 90s R&B and vocalists not up to the task of meeting the melodies. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
4/5 Reversing Roe (2018) Cate Young Largely the fight [about abortion] is in the language, and the right's expert ability to reframe discussions on their own terms. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
4/5 Hereditary (2018) Cate Young How do we keep our wits about is when all that is left behind for us is chaos, confusion and fear? ( ... ) it is generational trauma that is the Big Bad for a new generation. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
2/5 I Feel Pretty (2018) Cate Young The story's biggest problem is that it [is] unclear why Renée couldn't simply have put a little more effort into dressing in a way that makes her feel confident ( ... ). EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
1/5 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Cate Young While Frances McDormand's performance works hard to be enough to recommend the film, there is nothing redeeming about the narrative ( ... ). EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
5/5 The Fate of the Furious (2017) Cate Young [T]his movie ha(s) been pitched to the exact frequency of my own personal happiness. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
3/5 I, Tonya (2017) Cate Young Harding isn't blameless or even necessarily good. She's simply a woman who had one good thing and wanted the chance to show that she was more than disposable ( ... ). EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
5/5 Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Cate Young [I]ts pervasive bubbly effervescence sets it apart from other depictions of the character (... ). Marvel's Peter Parker is young, bright and eager to participate. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
4/5 Beauty and the Beast (2017) Cate Young The story itself will always be fundamentally anti-feminist (...) [b]ut the efforts to update [it] to better suit a contemporary sensibility are acknowledged and appreciated. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
3/5 Get Out (2017) Cate Young The film has clever ideas about literalizing black fear of the pathology of whiteness, but it doesn't go far enough in its indictment of white supremacy. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
2/5 Passengers (2016) Cate Young One can either make a thriller about existential threats in the emptiness of space or love lost to time, but this film lacks the skill needed to successfully blend the two. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
5/5 Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Cate Young In Mad Max: Fury Road, the "strong female characters" are notable specifically for their aversion to violence. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
3/5 Half of a Yellow Sun (2013) Cate Young Half Of A Yellow Sun is a compelling drama [that] ( ... ) form[s] a timeless tribute to the resistance of the human spirit in the face of war time struggle. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
2/5 Downsizing (2017) Cate Young Downsizing is mostly a disappointment because it feels like a waste of a brilliant idea. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2019
4/5 Una (2016) Cate Young Mara has an intensity that is unsettling and disquieting and she wields it here in ways that dare you to flinch in her presence. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2019