Favorite films

  • Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
  • Distant Voices, Still Lives

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  • Lonesome Cowboys

  • The Apple

  • Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

  • Small Change

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  • Firestarter

    Firestarter

    Some films are like fire: hot, intense, and burn an exciting path until it comes to a close. This film is like a fire in a different sense: it’s a Yule log. Contained, harmless, plays on a screen, and made from dry, crackling wooden material the sound of which puts me to sleep.

  • Vortex

    Vortex

    The least ideal film to watch on Mother’s Day, but a necessary reminder to spend time with your aging parents and treat yourself wisely, as if you needed a Gaspar Noe film to tell you so.

    Noe spoke often about Michael Haneke’s Amour being one of his favorite films. This is his take on that, one that speaks more of the filmmaker’s anxieties about death than a general sense, and that’s all through the familiar style Noe is known for. Doesn’t…

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  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    "I hate Woody Allen physically, I dislike that kind of man. He has the Chaplin Disease; that particular combination of arrogance and timidity sets my teeth on edge. Like all people with timid personalities his arrogance is unlimited. Anybody who speaks quietly and shrivels up in company is unbelievably arrogant. He acts shy, but he loves himself; a very tense situation. It's people like me who have to carry on and pretend to be modest. To me, it's the most…

  • Cuck

    Cuck

    Who is this for? Literally who?

    The left will hate the bigoted main character who starts out that way (there’s no descent down the alt-right rabbithole as the marketing would have you believe). The right will hate him because he’s a strawman. He’s unsympathetic in every way because he’s the agent of his own demise, picking fights with minorities and openly calling women “bitches,” but also nearly every woman in the film is a straw feminist dropping buzzwords suddenly and…