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  • Handsome Devil

    Handsome Devil

    ★★★½

    Super cute queer coming of age film. It's great to have one those not centered on a romantic relationship.

  • Casting JonBenet

    Casting JonBenet

    ★★★★

    As someone not interested in true crime or this case, I was not particularly interested in this film when it came out and I didn't expect much of it. But after watching Kitty Green's narrative film The Assistant I was interested in checking out her previous work, and wow is that a really interesting unique film. Honestly, I could see typical true crime fans being upset with this film, because it doesn't purport to have any kind of answers at…

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  • The Handmaiden

    The Handmaiden

    Straight men aren't allowed to make movies about queer women anymore since they don't know how to do it without adding extended and exploitative porn to the middle. The end.

    (I'll probably add a real review eventually and up the star rating slightly but right now I'm still too angry.)

    I wonder how I would have felt if I wasn't a fan of the book, if the twists would have been enough to cause me to overlook the problems or…

  • The Hitch-Hiker

    The Hitch-Hiker

    ★★★

    Film School Drop Out Challenge Week 11: Film Noir

    52 Films By Women - Ultimate Challenge Week 38: 1950s

    Tense, economical thriller that avoids most of the sexism inherent in the majority of noir films (granted, it’s by having women completely absent from the picture). Enjoyable and well-made if you’re in the mood for something of the genre. I really appreciated the swift pace without any wasted moments. It makes me wish more films these days weren't afraid of a shorter running time.