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  • Appropriate Behavior

    Appropriate Behavior

    ★★

    2018 Queer Film Challenge
    Task #28: A Middle Eastern queer film
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    Scavenger Hunt #38 - May 2018
    Task #20: A film with a female composer

    "You have the sex appeal of a ferret"

    I have trouble getting invested in movies where I can’t find a character that I care about and unfortunately that was the case with this one. Shirin is a difficult character to root for.

    I also didn't totally buy that she and Maxine were ever a couple.…

  • Tig

    Tig

    2018 Queer Film Challenge
    Task #14: A documentary about a queer person

    "Good evening. Hello. I have cancer. How are you?"

    I was recommended a video of Tig Notaro's stand-up while scrolling through YouTube and wound watching a bunch of videos of her. I decided on a whim to watch this too. I knew very little about Tig going in but it's safe to say that I now love her. It's funny because I remember seeing her in In a…

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  • With Every Heartbeat

    With Every Heartbeat

    ★★

    2018 Queer Film Challenge
    Task #39: A sapphic film

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    Scavenger Hunt #38 - May 2018
    Task #11: A film with an LGBT+ storyline or characters

    "Oh, for God's sake! I asked you to try and be nice to her, not fall in love with her!"

    I found this to be a rather flat film. It's hard to get invested in a love story when the two characters fall in love before barely speaking to each other. Not to mention all…

  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    March 2017 Scavenger Hunt Task #7: A film you feel you need to re-watch (for whatever reason that may be!)

    Bob: I don't want to leave.
    Charlotte: So don't. Stay here with me. We'll start a jazz band.

    So I re-watched this for my screenwriting class. I remembered nearly every beat of the story - except that Bob cheats on his wife and that he and Charlotte kiss at the end. That last bit was completely wiped from my memory.…