Promising Young Woman, a movie about unfiltered female rage, was one of the best movies of last year. Even though it was released in December, I did not watch it until February, and was astounded by both its boldness as I watched it, and also how much its message resonated with me in the weeks following. Carey Mulligan portrays the protagonist Cassie, a medical school dropout who has spent years avenging the assault of her best friend. Throughout the movie, Cassie is constantly, yet justifiably, angry with a society that discredits the words of women in favor of men. Promising Young Woman reflects the constant rage that Cassie holds, by showing the complete apathy the majority of the world has towards sexual assault. This allows the audience to mirror Cassie’s feelings. While controversial, I consider the ending of the movie to be ingenious, as it never fully resolves the issue, therefore refraining from a trap of false closure that would diminish the anger the film provokes.
Back to the Future is a creative, sci-fi adventure film filled with action, humor, and excitement. Michael J. Fox stars as Marty McFly, a teenager who is unintentionally sent back in time to 1955 in a Delorean, which was assembled by his mentor, Doc Brown. Unaware of the events that have occurred, he arrives into the past and must acclimate to his novel surroundings. After encountering a younger version of his father, Marty realizes that he is living during his parents’ high school experience. He meets his father, George, his mother, Lorraine, and Biff, his teenage father’s nemesis. He quickly discovers that in order to return to 1985, he must locate the younger Doc Brown to create a fuel for the Delorean to travel back to the future…