James

if you're queer and want to go to a movie with me at the music box or gene siskel, hmu >:)

Favorite films

  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Casablanca
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

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  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence

  • Neptune Frost

  • Memoria

  • Hello, Dolly!

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  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    It was one of my favorites years ago (and I boldly declared it My Favorite Spielberg once or twice) but it had been a while since I watched it. Seeing it on film on a big screen, having gotten a tiny bit older, it still packs a wallop. Surely Spielberg’s most emotionally profound film, and thrilling enough to stand next to the ones he’s really known for.

    Also I sobbed when his mom dropped him off in the woods. Haley Joel Osment really was a once-in-a-lifetime child actor, huh?

  • Neptune Frost

    Neptune Frost

    it’s just wonderful. bound to be one of my favorites of the year. “a poet’s version of a dream,” indeed.

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  • Yentl

    Yentl

    ★★★★★

    I went thru every emotion in two hours and eleven minutes............Barbra Streisand destroyed gender

  • Fire Island

    Fire Island

    REALLY liked this! Shockingly faithful to Pride and Prejudice (give or take a couple supporting characters), but also perceptive toward contemporary cultural norms in a way that I see many present-day films try and fail to achieve. The zingers landed! The sexy parts were sexy! Class hierarchies were observed and dissected! Had a great time. I anticipate horny gay men and Jane Austen aficionados will eat it up. And Joel Kim Booster, if you’re reading this, I would like to kiss you at the after-party.