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  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    ★★★

    Femtember #17

    Solid film but ultimately a little bland. Not sure McCarthy was right for the role, she's a tad too likable.

  • Anti-Clock

    Anti-Clock

    ★★★

    Femtember #16

    I don't think I was in the right mood for this. I loved Arden's Other Side of the Underneath but this one wound up being so mechanical and distant (purposely or otherwise) and it made it tough to get into. I also think it makes it's point relatively early on and then just continues on and on hammering the ideas into our brains. Worth seeing for people who like experimentation.

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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

    A film of looks.

    The look of a person first falling in love
    The look of desire
    The look of a beautiful dress fitting perfectly to the body
    The look of annoyance
    The look of quiet content to be around a certain someone
    The look of bitterness
    The look of a dark rebellious needling when you know how to irk someone
    The look of sickness
    The look of a master engaged fully in his craft
    The look of helplessness
    The look of the audience watching on in subtle discomfort

    Sit and look.

  • When Marnie Was There

    When Marnie Was There

    ★★★★½

    Wow. I truly wasn't expecting that. At first the movie was slow going, seemed overtly sad and just kind of depressing for the sake of being depressing. Once the story starts to kick in though and the titular character is introduced, things shift greatly and we end up getting an emotionally resonant story about the loneliness of youth, the importance of friends and the undeniable impact of family. I'm definitely going to watch this one again once the english dub…