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Reeling: Sacred Scares

This week: Horror canon pictures Psycho and The Exorcist are re-evaluated in time for Hereditary.

WARNING: The following contains minor spoilers for Hereditary. Though they are barely significant, I would strongly recommend going in as blind as you can anyway. 598 more words

Reeling: A Column About Film

The Tale

“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”

In the midst of the #MeToo movement, more and more people are being made aware of the consequential design that a male-dominated structure in Hollywood can have on the equal employment of women and the abuses they are made to endure to even sit in the hallways of the Hotel lobbies. 

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Film Review

Ellen Burstyn Joins Natalie Portman in Noah Hawley's Astronaut Drama

Ellen Burstyn has joined Natalie Portman and Jon Hamm in Noah Hawley’s new film from Fox Searchlight.

Burstyn will play Portman’s character’s grandmother.

Dan Stevens is also on board… 183 more words


The Tale is a Difficult, But Important Watch


CW: sexual assault

I don’t know what else to say. There was something that was at the back of my head that has always haunted me for my whole life, and I had not been able to share it because I was so afraid of what people would have made of me since. 1,114 more words

Jaime's Reviews

REVIEW: The Tale (2018)

After her mother (Ellen Burstyn) discovers a story she wrote when she was thirteen, Jennifer (Laura Dern) tries to re-examine her first sexual relationship, the people involved and what truly happened that summer. 338 more words


The Tale: Sundance London Film Review

The Tale is the most powerful and upsetting portrayal of childhood sexual abuse I’ve ever seen on screen because it is based on writer and director… 396 more words


The Tale (2018)

The Tale is a powerful and brave film about child sexual abuse and grooming, based on the writer-director’s own personal experience. Much more than a personal catharsis, it addresses the distortions of memory and denial in a way I haven’t seen before.  1,539 more words