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  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    ★★★

    It was fine, kinda meh except for a few exceptional action sequences (that whole car chase in San Francisco!!! Omg). The only improvement on the first film was Evangeline Lilly’s BEAUTIFUL hair! Thank God that awful bob was gone. She kicked so much ass. 

    And Michelle Pfeiffer 😍

  • Desert Hearts

    Desert Hearts

    ★★★★½

    I’m not trying to change the world, I’m trying not to let the world change me!

    I remember thinking the romance felt a little too rushed the first time I saw this, but seeing it again mostly blew that idea away. The short scenes are probably part of what gave me that impression, but that editing allows the lengthy key sequences to make their impact. 

    These women are beautifully cast. The small scenes each leave their impressions. The music choices are wonderful. That peerless hotel room scene is made all the more powerful by passing on a sweeping accompaniment. Never have diegetic sounds been so scintillating.

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  • Believer

    Believer

    ★★★

    I realize this was Dan’s project and he seems like a great guy, I just....wish it had felt less like a vanity project. At one point in the doc, in describing his aim for LoveLoud, he said he was eager to give a platform to queer voices since he didn’t really have the know-how to talk on such issues. I wish that had been incorporated more here. There were touching moments from his family to be sure, such as when…

  • Hearts Beat Loud

    Hearts Beat Loud

    ★★★

    Kiersey Clemons is adorable and remarkably talented, singing- and acting-wise. Easily my favorite things about this movie were her performance of "Blink" (Toni Collette was me) and the fact that she gets to play a lesbian teenager who's already out. Like, I don't think I've ever seen a movie where the leading character is a comfortably out gay kid, and her relationship with Rose was beautiful to see.

    That said...I kept feeling like I was missing things while I was…