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  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★★★

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

    In a way, it was like two bereavements. My little girl... and the person I once was.

    Almost none of us commit suicide, whereas almost all of us self-destruct.

    The first time I saw this film I couldn't breathe.

    I'm in a strange place in my life right now. It's alien, and terrifying, and beautiful all at once. I just turned 20, an age I never thought I'd reach. It's somehow both such a big and small age. I've become…

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  • Love, Simon

    Love, Simon

    ★★★★

    simon falling in love with every boy who was remotely nice to him is peak repressed gay culture.

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    ★★

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

    "I don't have time to be their cautionary tale."

    Freddie says this to his bandmates when he reveals his diagnosis with HIV. Ironic, really, given that scene takes place entirely because this film turned him into just that.

    In this film, Feddie's contraction of HIV and eventual death is framed as a tragic inevitability, of which he and his manipulator are to blame. It's his punishment, for his ego, for pushing his band members away. Pushing them away, that is,…