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  • In a Year with 13 Moons

    In a Year with 13 Moons

    ★★★★

    This hurt my heart fully...

    The film was made as a response to the horrible suicide of Fassbinder’s lover, Armin Meier, who died in 1978 – the setting of this film. With a foreboding introduction, “In A Year With 13 Moons,” Fassbinder explains, “Every seventh year is a lunar year. Those people whose lives are essentially dominated by their emotions suffer particularly strongly from depressions in these lunar years. The same is also true of years with 13 new moons,…

  • Tangerine

    Tangerine

    LGTBQ Series #5:

    “Tangerine” (2015) directed by Sean Baker (most known for “The Florida Project” which came out two years later) both of which were entirely shot on an iPhone camera with an Anamorphic widescreen attachment, and the colors are super-saturated to the point where it almost feels like Technicolor. It almost felt akin to homemade skateboarding videos set in the early 2000’s. In this comedy about a transgender woman who races around town trying to find her cheating pimp’s…

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  • Room

    Room

    ★★★★★

    My immediate reaction to this film: Flawless.

    One of the most visceral movie going experiences I have had. Such a brilliant, painstakingly human film about the most horrible of circumstances.

    Not surprised that there is talk about nominations for John Tremblay - unbelievable performance. Oh my god.
    And Brie Larson, as always, was completely raw and present the whole time.

    Joan Allen and Tom McCamus, as well as William H. Macy, were excellent accompaniments to this piece.

    I just feel…

  • Life Itself

    Life Itself

    ★★★★½

    "Movies are like a machine that generates empathy."