Eighth Grade – Review

Anyone who’s aware of who Bo Burnham is either from YouTube or his stand-up specials was at first shocked to find out he was making a movie about a girl in Eighth Grade but after having seen it, nothing makes more sense.

Eighth Grade introduces the world to Elsie Fisher who inhabits and shines as Kayla Day. Kayla is about to leave middle school and while life hasn’t treated her fairly, she’s still optimistic about her future.

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Red Sparrow – Review

Prima Ballerina Dominika Egorova is pressured into ‘Sparrow School’, a Russian intelligence service, where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission is targeting an American C.I.A. agent in communications with a Russian traitor who threatens to unravel the security of both nations.

Jennifer Lawrence (Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook) returns with Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence (Hunger Games: Catching Fire, I Am Legend), in what I was expecting to be a Salt (Phillip Noyce, Angelina Jolie) meets Atomic Blonde (David Leitch, Charlize Theron) film. I wasn’t disappointed, but the film wasn’t what I thought it would be.

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Love, Simon – Review

There are some movies that you watch, and you can’t help but wish that you had them as a teenager when you were still figuring yourself out. Maybe because you couldn’t see yourself on the screen while everyone around you did or even that you just felt alone and wished someone would make a movie that showed exactly how you felt. That is precisely what I felt while sitting down and watching Love, Simon. Just writing about it now makes me emotional. Not because I am still feeling that way, even if sometimes I do wish more was being done regarding representation for the LGBTQ+ community in movies. But because for the first time I saw a big budget movie that is distributed by a big studio and directed by one of the biggest producers in television right now (himself a gay man) do a story that as a teenager I needed. Continue reading “Love, Simon – Review”

A Fantastic Woman – Review

I have to be honest, writing this review wasn’t something I was looking forward. Not because I didn’t love the movie, I loved it a lot, but it affected me so much more than I expected. For two days after seeing the movie, I tried to understand why I was so affected by this movie. Yes, I am a member of the LGBTQ+ community and have suffered violence against me but my situation isn’t close to similar to the one depicted in the movie, and yet I found myself so deeply affected by it.

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