Three Imaginary Girls

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Rating Title/Year Author
Promising Young Woman (2020) Amie Simon PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN is wickedly sharp and swings at the issues of consent and culpability from all sides. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo (2019) Amie Simon Inmate is a great portrait of a fascinating man. As much as I admired Trejo before, I'm all in now - and I can't wait for Machete Kills in Space! EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2020
Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl (2018) Amie Simon Goldstein is really great at mixing all the bits and pieces together, creating a solid thread for the viewer to follow - but really what makes this film so good is Nash herself. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2020
Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Amie Simon One of the most beautiful, real, and heartbreaking coming-of-age stories I've ever seen. A story that shows how ugly life can be, especially for women - and also illustrates how the love and support of a friend can guide you through the worst times. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2020
EMMA. (2020) Amie Simon While Clueless remains, in my eyes, the very best adaptation of Jane Austen's "Emma," I will say that this frothy new version is pretty goddamn delightful as well. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2020
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Amie Simon I can finally forget all about Suicide Squad now that we have a proper f*cking Harley Quinn movie. Birds of Prey is a big, sparkly gem of a comic book action movie - and watching Margot Robbie inhabit Harleen Quinzel was pure and absolute joy. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
Underwater (2020) Amie Simon Look, this movie is INCREDIBLY DUMB. But it's dumb in some very spectacular ways, and the creature work is 100% awesome. I had an enjoyable time watching, and I'll probably do it again - especially if I could somehow completely remove TJ Miller. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Bombshell (2019) Amie Simon While it's led by a trio of powerful female performances, I ultimately found Director Jay Roach's fourth-wall breaking take on the Fox News/Roger Ailes scandal frustrating. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2019
Jojo Rabbit (2019) Amie Simon I know this world is dumpster fire of awful right now, but at least this movie made me feel light for a brief couple of hours. Waititi's excellent track record remains unblemished! EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
First Love (2019) Amie Simon The film barrels into its third act in a glory of gunfire, swords, and of course, some gnarly decapitations. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
Downton Abbey (2019) Amie Simon This movie is the perfect end to Downton - everyone gets their moment, and all of their stories wrap up in a way that I loved. Of course I would love it if they did another one, but I'm also happy if this is the last thing we ever get. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2019
Villains (2019) Amie Simon This surprising little indie gem feels like it was made in another time, and if it didn't star Skarsgård & Monroe, I'd swear it was straight outta 1995. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2019
It: Chapter Two (2019) Amie Simon The whole thing is an overlong, jumbled, unenjoyable mess and the few flashbacks from the first movie only serve to highlight how empty this one feels. I have a new answer when someone asks me what the worst horror movie sequel is. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) Amie Simon YES, writer and director Issa López's first venture into horror is just as good as you've been hearing. Tigers Are Not Afraid is a fantastic dark fairy tale that blends the horror of real life with the supernatural for an unforgettable watch. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2019
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018) Amie Simon Have you ever heard of Director Alice Guy-Blaché? You probably haven't - and the reason isn't a huge surprise: THE PATRIARCHY. Thankfully Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché, Directed by Pamela B. Green, is here to illuminate all of us. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Amie Simon The car chases in this thing are of course, INCREDIBLE, and I especially loved watching Brixton and his robot motorcycle slide effortlessly underneath trucks and move in ways you don't usually see vehicles - or humans - moving. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Amie Simon Do you love Tarantino? Filmmaking? The history of Hollywood? The 60s? Cameos galore? Yes? Well then, go forth my friends, and see this. You'll probably love it. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
Midsommar (2019) Amie Simon Ari Aster's follow-up to Hereditary is everything I want in a fucked-up, fantastical, creepy cult horror film - and also more than that (but I can't tell you what that more is without spoiling everything for you ... EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
Toy Story 4 (2019) Amie Simon There is SO MUCH TO LOVE. Even though the core gang is pushed to the side to give Bo, Woody & Forky the main spotlight, I was absolutely thrilled with the directions the characters were taken in, and also with the new characters that were introduced. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
Late Night (2019) Amie Simon Sometimes you just want that magical, fantastical almost-fairy tale movie that you can laugh at with a good friend. I did that with mine, and we left the film with extremely good feelings; our reverence for Emma intact. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Koko-di Koko-da (2019) Amie Simon A haunting and beautiful descent into maddening, never-ending grief. Not for the faint of heart, and definitely a film you'll never forget seeing. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2019
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Amie Simon I spent the entirety of King of the Monsters experiencing ASMR whenever Godzilla's signature RAWR was emitted, kicking my feet in excitement, and clapping while cackling maniacally whenever my fave monsters showed up. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Amie Simon Bottom line: Parabellum is a little clunkier and a little campier than the previous two films, but it's still HELLA FUN and I will be happy watching Keanu do this until I die. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
Her Smell (2018) Amie Simon It still feels rare and precious to see a movie that is headlined by a complex female lead and Elisabeth Moss CRUSHES the part in Her Smell as Becky Something ... EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
Pet Sematary (2019) Amie Simon It's always tough for Directors to take on a remake, especially when the original has established itself as a campy classic. But while I'm sympathetic to the challenges Kölsch & Widmyer faced, I feel like their version of Pet Sematary just did NOT work. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
The Hummingbird Project (2018) Amie Simon Alexander Skarsgård's performance is perfect, as usual, and I wish I could tell you that his spectacularly awkward dance down a hotel hallway was worth it - but all you really need is a GIF of that, and you're set. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
Us (2019) Amie Simon ... will have you on the edge of your seat, yelling at the screen, hiding behind your hands, and laughing through the entire film, even when it plunges into its completely insane third act. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Amie Simon There are so many great scenes here, but also an incredibly amazing moment when you see Carol Danvers throw off the last of her doubts and realize the full extent of her power and IT IS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS I'VE EVER SEEN ON SCREEN. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
The Beast Stalker (2008) Amie Simon A must-see for its brilliant performances and breath-taking camera work. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Paper Heart (2009) Amie Simon Funny, charming, awkward, and totally believable ... EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
I'm Going to Explode (2008) Amie Simon Spent a little too much time focusing on the ennui, and the writing played into predictability just a bit too easily. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
The Merry Gentleman (2009) Amie Simon The real star of this picture is MacDonald, whose range draws you in and makes you care about what's happening. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
The Hurt Locker (2008) Amie Simon Portraying the effects of war both psychologically and physically, The Hurt Locker features amazingly beautiful direction and superb performances. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009) Amie Simon Once the extreme gore hits, the buckets of corn syrupy splatter and one liners don't stop (fans of Evil Dead and Dead Alive will be very, very happy). EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Inju: The Beast in the Shadow (2008) Amie Simon Combining a heavy Film Noir influence and some S&M erotica, this film is fun despite its predictability with an equal number of laughs and excitement. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Grace (2009) Amie Simon Director Paul Solet's slow yet solid pacing wears on the nerves effectively, and Ladd's portrayal of innocence and steadfast denial push the film from great to exceptional - with the help of some really exquisite gore. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2019
Cold Souls (2009) Amie Simon Clever and contemplative with excellent performances all around. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2019
(500) Days of Summer (2009) Amie Simon This film puts a fresh spin on romantic comedies in a few ways, and even its overly cutesy moments (a Hall & Oates dance number in the park) totally work. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2019
Herb and Dorothy (2008) Amie Simon Herb & Dorothy Vogel are my new heroes. They prove definitively that anyone can appreciate, love and buy art. Plus, it's clear they adore each other as much as they love their collection. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
Surrogates (2009) Amie Simon Somewhere in the super-boring part, they add a cliché twist to the already cliché plot, and if you give it even a tiny bit of thought, an ending you can spot within the first 15 minutes. I walked out entirely disappointed. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
Where the Wild Things Are (2009) Amie Simon This isn't just an adaptation of a beloved children's book-it's a reworking of the story that captures the essence of the thing and blows it out in a way that's both unexpected and familiar. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
The Box (2009) Amie Simon In short; it's kind of a mess. And as a whole, The Box doesn't add up to anything remotely entertaining. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire (2009) Amie Simon A brutally believable story that could be happening to any girl right now, with an unknown actress who blows right off the screen and makes you feel everything she is. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
The Young Victoria (2009) Amie Simon The chemistry between Victoria and Albert is white hot, and as the young Queen, Emily Blunt commands the screen with such grace and ease that I'm surprised it took this long for her to get such a great starring role. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
Sherlock Holmes (2009) Amie Simon mostly forgettable EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) Amie Simon The contrast between the stark, bleak cities and the amazingly colorful, crazy acid-trip fantasy sequences was a visual treat. It definitely LOOKS fantastic. The problem is in the substance. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
Valentine's Day (2010) Amie Simon There's absolutely nothing here you haven't seen before, and some of it is downright insulting. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
Creation (2009) Amie Simon For a movie about someone as complex and important as Darwin, it's just not as interesting as it should be. I wish everyone involved had tried a little bit harder. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
Clash of the Titans (2010) Amie Simon Too much going on without any clear reason, almost no character development, HUGE plot holes, and none of the special effects were spectacular enough to make up for it. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
The Losers (2010) Amie Simon Sometimes when I say something is "f*cking ridiculous" I mean it in a good way, and sometimes I mean it in a bad way - but in the case of The Losers, well, it's kind of a mixed bag. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019