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  • The Handmaiden

    The Handmaiden

    ★★★★★

    LIFF 30 #19

    Again, like I've said about Carol, it's great to have relationships and sex scenes delivered with good taste, even though I'm a gay man and not a lesbian woman. The film is truly stunning, a film which I watch to watch in one go and recommend to family and friends. Yes, family!!! I love the plot, the stories featured and the characters. Well fucking done!

  • Brokeback Mountain

    Brokeback Mountain

    ★★★★★

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

    Film #6 of the "Scavenger Hunt 16" challenge
    Task #19 A movie with a batman villain actor/actress. (Heath Ledger)

    I really hope I don't end up sounding heteronormative here. I'm completely gay and I want to ensure anybody reading that I am analysing the emotions of everyone.

    Because I do feel that, other than being a film about a gay relationship in a different era, this is actually the film where I feel sorry for everyone, for being in such…

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  • The Searchers

    The Searchers

    ★★★

    Watched for Unspooled. I don't really like the day for night filter they have used, as it still looks like sunlight, I don't see anything original in terms of all of the Western tropes I've seen and I just don't know what voters saw in terms of taking it to No. 12 on the AFI Top 100.

  • Dogville

    Dogville

    ★★★½

    Being the only other film I've seen by Lars, I think Dancer in the Dark might be the only great film I'll see by him. Laughable so-called feminism, by giving at least one insult per minute to a random woman who asked if her neighbours wanted help.

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  • GoodFellas

    GoodFellas

    ★★★★★

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

    Well, so many characters, so many arseholes. Delivered in good taste, a great form of storytelling (better than Shutter Island the previous night) and in some cases, sympathy, even though the coke-infused emotional connection proves to be false, replaced by moaning of being forced out of a life of crime and goes into divorce. Good, old yet mean caption endings.

    A special shoutout to the technical side, especially the sound mixers. Never has a gangster film sound so entertaining and enchanting. And fantastic improv with the famous steadicam shot. Why on Earth did my college tutors not teach me that?

  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★★½

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

    So, abigay has blocked me even though she said that no men, even if LGBT+, should have an opinion. (http://boxd.it/NSWM) So, I'll show my opinion where there's no sexism and no dismissing the same oppression both gay men and lesbian women have.

    And it's been a while since I've first watched back in April, but I remember gorgeous portrayals by the lead actresses and I don't often sound like that I'm basing relationships on beauty when I never do. They're…