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Barbie

To be honest, when I found out the patriarchy wasn’t just about horses, I lost interest.
27 December 2023

Doesn’t offer much on second viewing because it over-explains itself, but Barbie is still a really really good time. The Busby Berkeley style number in particular shone out at me this time around.

If there’s been any good news in 2023 it’s that a good film made by an interesting and talented director managed to be the blockbuster hit of the summer. If the movies are dead (they aren’t), then at least they didn’t go down without a fight.