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  • Evening


    How could a movie with so many gay icons (and my future ex-husband Hugh Dancy) possibly be so painfully awful?

  • Leaving Las Vegas

    Leaving Las Vegas


    You can tell this movie was made by a straight man. 

    If it had been made by a queer/non-male person, Elizabeth Shue’s character wouldn’t have been a mere human prop for Nic Cage’s character. And she wouldn’t have been defined by basically just her profession. Or... Or! She would have been those things in such a way so as to make a point of it all. (But alas.) She also probably would have had a backstory. And her own version…

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  • The Dead Zone

    The Dead Zone


    Cronenberg's team somehow turned a super well structured King novel into an impeccably engineered film that's equal parts supernatural, psychological, and political--and captured one of Walken's most vivid performances

  • Altered States

    Altered States


    That insatiable need to understand oneself--existentially, sexually, spiritually--drives many of Russell's protagonists, and Hurt's obsessed-scientist-gone-too-far fits that mold perfectly... 

    Uncanny and aggressive, Altered States is perhaps the director's most unhinged film--brought together with Chayefsky's imaginative story and Cronenweth's remarkable cinematography