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  • Raw

    Raw

    ★★★½

    The best horror film I've seen about gay allies.

  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★

    Slick and span, the kind of art movie that watches Rooney Mara wolf a pie for however many minutes in a single take but skips across the eons of a ghost's tragic infinity on earth in one disorienting cut.

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  • Velvet Goldmine

    Velvet Goldmine

    ★★★★½

    Everyone knows Ewan McGregor waves his dick around on-stage as Curt Wild, but nobody talks about what comes next, a cut to the nurse smiling into the camera as she prepares to wheel us off to electro-shock therapy. That’s what happens to boys who ogle boys. The story of an ex-groupie music journalist investigating the death of glam rock icon Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), here’s a Citizen Kane where Charles says, “I think it would be fun to be…

  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★★★

    Carol starts with the sound of an approaching train car, but it just shows us the golden grate on the street, a ventilation port for an unseen cavern containing all kinds of men and women in transit. There’s a whole world down there that we can’t see for the ornate surface. That was my first viewing, taking too much at face value, following color and touch—and the powerhouse coupling of gayness with integrity—but missing the motivating emotions. This time everything…