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Review: 'Damsel'

During an early conversation between a wayward young man (Robert Pattinson) and the parson (David Zellner) he hires to help reunite him with his equally wayward girlfriend (Mia Wasikowska), the parson describes himself as a”neophyte,” When pressed harder by the young man, the parson replies, “I don’t know. 610 more words

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reasons why I like this Robert Pattinson-Mia Wasikowska interview

Even though I’m not an active Robert Pattinson fangirl anymore, I do still occasionally click on things about him that pop up in my social media. 220 more words

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'Damsel:' Breaks The Myth of Female Fragility

Rating: 3.5/4

The Western is one of cinemas oldest genres. Just about everything one can do in it has been done. Nevertheless, the Zellner brothers (Nathan and David), play with and invert the central tenets of the genre: the west is mystical and women need saving, creating an Odyssey-eque tapestry of archetypes and complex characters. 843 more words

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Damsel (2018)

Greetings Loved Ones! Liu Is The Name, And Views Are My Game.

Parson Henry isn’t a real preacher. He isn’t even a man of God. He’s just a sad widower, looking for a fresh start, who was given a preacher’s clothes while journeying out West. 751 more words

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Trailer - Damsel (2018)

Recently released in the US, Damsel follows the fortunes of a lovestruck pioneer named Samuel Alabaster (played by Robert Pattinson) as he travels the American frontier in order to marry the love of his life, Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). 156 more words

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"In 'Damsel,' It's The Men Who Are In Distress"

In retrospect, this piece I wrote about Damsel for The Week might be a little unkind to poor Parson Henry; he is indeed pathetic, and he is in distress, but he’s genuine and honest and frankly every other character in the film takes advantage of him or otherwise abuses him without thinking twice about it. 79 more words

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Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

I wonder where to start, which rather shadows this film. After a wildly ill-judged (in my opinion) opening, this film took what seemed ages to actually get started following a stodgy series of expositional scenes, only really settling down at the halfway point, from which it was fine, albeit terribly  uninvolving- maybe even boring. 438 more words

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