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  • Husbands

    Husbands

    ★★★★½

    Like I've been telling my wife for years. Aside from sex—and she's very good at it, God damn it—I like you guys better. I really do. Now, who the hell else could put up with me, huh? I'm a jerk, I know it.

    Watching this was like getting punched in the gut while being told “I love you.” 

    The portrayal of manhood in Husbands, through the eyes of John Cassavetes, is incredibly honest and vulnerable to its core, resulting in a portrait of masculinity that is equally comforting and disheartening. Ben Gazzara, Peter Falk, and Cassavetes all deliver remarkably sincere performances.

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★★★

    “I just want you to be happy.”
    “I’m working on that.”

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  • Scenes from a Marriage

    Scenes from a Marriage

    ★★★★

    I was tied to you more profoundly than I realized.

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    Saw this for the first time at St. Louis’ film festival one year ago today, and I still remember how much of a daze I was in walking out of the theater. This’ll always be a favorite.

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    –Why are you telling me this?
    –Because I thought you should know.
    –Because you thought I should know?
    –Because I wanted you to know. Because I wanted you to know… Because I wanted you to know... Because I wanted you to know…

    Summer 1983 — Somewhere in Northern Italy.
    This film is truly such an immersive experience.

    You know, we all have these movies that are like, they’re our favorite movies for different occasions or moods? We have our rainy…

  • Brokeback Mountain

    Brokeback Mountain

    ★★★★★

    I would’ve never fallen in love with movies if it weren’t for this.