Leonora Anne Mint

Leonora Anne Mint

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pacific northwest queer lady obsessed with movies.
traded my rose-colored shades for a wide lens.
black lives matter.

Favorite films

  • Harold and Maude
  • Uncle Yanco
  • The Red Shoes
  • Sunday In the Park With George

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  • Dreamboat

    ★★½

  • New York Ninja

  • Pete's Dragon

    ★★★½

  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    ★★★★½

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  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★★

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

    Of course it was basically a religious experience to watch this. Lana goes out on a limb & comes back with something dense, shaggy, ambitious, colorful, personal, insightful, and just out-there enough. I didn't pick up on everything, but on the first watch of a Wachowski movie, missing things is exhilarating because it portends a satisfying and fascinating rewatch. I've rewatched so many of the sisters' movies this year, and they all prove so rewarding to come back to, seeing all…

  • Cluny Brown

    Cluny Brown

    ★★★★½

    Everyone deserves someone who'll tell them that pursuing their passions makes them more desirable, not less.

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  • Dreamboat

    Dreamboat

    ★★½

    I love this premise (a former silent movie matinee idol turned uptight university professor getting dragged back into the spotlight decades later when his old films are shown on TV), but the film has no idea how to do enough with it, resulting in a mostly flat and sometimes annoying film.

    It's weird to see one of these Clifton Webb vehicles so clearly helmed by people who don't seem to enjoy or understand his comic persona, mostly opting to stick…

  • Pete's Dragon

    Pete's Dragon

    ★★★½

    This being a top-tier childhood fave probably explains way too much about me (at the very least, why I find lighthouses so cool)...

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  • Coming Out

    Coming Out

    ★★★★★

    Was not expecting the official Godzilla Twitter account to post a 2-minute short film about stop-motion Godzilla accepting his trans daughter on the last day of Pride Month, but here we are. Godzilla said trans rights!! And I'm crying.

  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    Pros:
    - Super fun.
    - A smart depiction of queer people in a rural setting.
    - Heartwarming messages about how queer people can be good parents & overcoming internalized homophobia.
    - Cool trans lady character complete with righteous anger.
    - ABBA!

    Cons:
    - Trans woman played by cis man.
    - Weird running joke about deadnaming the trans character.
    - Exhausting racist-as-fuck subplot goes on forever.
    - Too visually distinctive and fun to remake easily, forcing us to sit through the deadnaming and racism because the rest of it is actually good.