Favorite films

  • Harold and Maude
  • The Young Girls of Rochefort
  • Little Forest
  • Whisper of the Heart

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  • The Social Network


  • King Arthur

  • Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall


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  • Cluny Brown

    Cluny Brown


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

Recent reviews

  • Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall

    Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall


    I've been wanting to watch this for years after hearing the title, but what finally motivated me to actually track it down and sit through it was hearing, from the book Oscar Wars by Michael Schulman, about the circumstances around how its Oscar win for Best Live Action Short Film was presented - it must be seen to be believed, but suffice to say that RoboCop and Pee Wee Herman are both involved.

    The actual short is a little lopsided…

  • The Presidio

    The Presidio


    Loved how character-focused this is for an '80s cop film. In many ways this has the trappings of standard genre piece, but there's an attempt to bring more feeling into it that I found myself really appreciating, and director-cinematographer Peter Hyams brings in some solid image-making also. Mark Harmon seems to really want to be Tom Cruise here, but perhaps that's understandable.

Popular reviews

  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    - 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!

    - 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.

  • 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.