RSS feed for Natalie

Favorite films

Recent activity


Recent reviews

  • Ten Years Japan

    Ten Years Japan

    I was really pleased to see 3 out of the 5 directors for these shorts were female directors.

  • The Perfection

    The Perfection


    Terrible. It's fine to borrow setpieces and ideas from Park Chan Wook (it borrows quite a fair bit from The Handmaiden) but to turn it out so badly, so cheaply and so stupidly? Logan Browning is gorgeous though and I enjoyed her but Allison Williams.... it's a no from me. The director has said he is very inspired by Park Chan Wook and The Handmaiden and twists in Korean cinema but the beauty of the best of Korean masters like…

Popular reviews

  • Life Partners

    Life Partners

    I liked this film a lot because it is one of the most accurate depictions of female friendships I have seen on screen. That is a little sad, but that says more about the state of Hollywood and its writers.

    But anyway, written and directed by Susanna Fogel and Joni Lefkowitz, Life Partners is about two best friends, Sasha (Leighton Meester) and Paige (Gillian Jacobs), who are both 29 and navigating their late 20s as best as they can. Leighton…

  • The Sisterhood of Night

    The Sisterhood of Night


    I thought this movie was really accurate as to the depiction of how teenage girls behave and think and relate to one another, especially in the ways they can love and care for their friends and at the same time hurt and exclude others. It cut so close to home for me because I was every one of the 4 main girls at one point and could relate to all of their experiences.

    The strength in the screenplay is also…