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She Monkeys Review


Excellent
With a bracing filmmaking style, this unflinching exploration of power and desire continually surprises us with its quietly revealing approach. The writing, direction and acting are all extraordinary.

Emma (Paradeiser) joins a vaulting team and is immediately intrigued by team member Cassandra (Molin), who offers to help her learn the ropes. But Cassandra's need to be in control is continually challenged by Emma's natural leadership abilities, and the sparks between them hint at both rivalry and attraction. Meanwhile, Emma's 8-year-old sister Sara (Lindquist) is having her own issues: when she's told she must start acting like an emerging woman, she takes it a bit too far. But then, neither of them has a helpful role model.

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Show Me Love Review


Excellent
To get an idea of Show Me Love, take the average teen movie, subtract plot holes, add quality acting, substitute a lesbian couple, translate to Swedish and subtitle. The result: a simple movie that the art establishment adores for the simple reason that it is a Swedish Lesbian Romance. The film is called bold due to its original title (Fucking Åmål), and the critical establishment throws flowers at its feet.

Now I may be a critic, but I am not part of the establishment. Yet I will still throw flowers at the feet of Show Me Love. Why? Not because its Swedish (although I do love the two Swedish films I have seen). Not because it's a lesbian flick. But because, pound for pound, Show Me Love is as good of a Hughesian romantic comedy that I have seen since Can't Hardly Wait.

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She Monkeys Movie Review

She Monkeys Movie Review

With a bracing filmmaking style, this unflinching exploration of power and desire continually surprises us...

Show Me Love Movie Review

Show Me Love Movie Review

To get an idea of Show Me Love, take the average teen movie, subtract plot...

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