goodhunterabbie

goodhunterabbie

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Trans girl, dyke, 25. Trying to nod my head but it's like I've got a broken neck.

Favorite films

  • The Tree of Life
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • Moulin Rouge!
  • Mad Max: Fury Road

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  • Days

    ★★★★★

  • Halloween Kills

    ½

  • The Last Duel

    ★★★★

  • Violet Evergarden: The Movie

    ★★★★½

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  • Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll

    Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll

    ★★★★★

    Since coming out, in attempts to make family members meet me halfway, I tell them that “I’m still me.” In a technical sense, sure, whatever. But in truth, when I think of my pre-transition self, I think of Philip K. Dick’s VALIS and its description of Horselover Fat’s suicidal friend Gloria: “Fat heard in her rational tone the harp of nihilism, the twang of the void. He was not dealing with a person; he had a reflex-arc thing at the…

  • Her

    Her

    When I first saw this movie, freshman year of college, I was miserable. Part of that was your garden-variety anxiety and depression, which I still suffer from. Another part was that I was trans and didn't yet know it. But another part was that I was not a good person.

    Not to say that I am one now. But at the time, I was so much worse. I was selfish, arrogant, and bitter, and the year prior I'd permanently destroyed…

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  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    Dear Evan Hansen is no longer the worst film of 2021.

  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    ★★★★

    Has all the visual panache of a latter-day Game of Thrones episode, but if Scott can't be pretty he'll be nasty, and after 130 minutes of buildup, that pays off in suitably dragged-out fashion. That said, the most noteworthy thing about this is not its brutality but its clear moral compass—where the structural conceit could make it easy for the movie to disappear up its own ass with surface ambiguity, it instead makes clear from the outset who the pieces…

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Honestly feels like the only one of these that matters sometimes - not a great film, not a fully uncompromised piece of cinema, but a work of art with a clear vision of what its subjects mean for the world beyond their own individual foibles. While that implies a turgid clash of philosophies, Snyder hangs his entry-level theological trappings on a trio of broken men desperately trying to either live up to or avenge the expectations thrust upon them by…