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  • The Divide
  • Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years 1984-1992
  • A Rifle and a Bag
  • La Haine

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  • Moshari

  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

  • Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

  • Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks

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  • Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

    Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

    A quintessential Linklater film, who really manages to create retrospective cultural artefacts like very few others. A fun nostlagic trip to Houston in the 60s.

    I usually don't like Linklater films because I find American nostalgia very boring. Especially because it tends to generally be very divorced from the systemic racism and politics. Apollo 10 1/2 was slightly better in that aspect. This film also seemed more adept at grasping the weirdness of growing up in a country moving towards the future, unsure of where it first began.

  • Tomboy

    Tomboy

    ★★★★★

    I love this film. It is so precious. Sciamma has a nurturing gaze towards her characters, not to be confused with a mother like figure. She reminds me of a comrade of mine... rock solid support system. Takes everyone seriously, regardless of their age. Empathetic, kind, critical, grounded in reality.

    The film was depressing, some of it triggered a few memories which I'd rather forget. A very delicate perspective into the journey of navigating gender and transness at a young age. Not a fan of the nudity though. This was better than water lillies, but still felt uncomfortable by the bath tub scene.

    Also Jeanne 🥺🥺🥺🥺

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  • In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones

    In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones

    ★★★★★

    I don't know whether to marvel at Arundhati Roy's foresight, at the fact that this film stands the test of time or to be dismayed that it's been exactly 20 years since this film was made and nothing has changed.

    You try to put together work that you don't believe in for a jury that is never really listening to what you're saying.

    A design student's life, compressed into 2 hours.

  • Keyboard Fantasies

    Keyboard Fantasies

    ★★★★★

    5 stars because I want everyone to spend time with Glenn. Oh, what a lovely person! To witness Black, trans joy is so beautiful. I am feeling incredibly human right now. I feel like if I reached out to someone I could touch their soul, and them mine. Films like these remind me that there is so much wonder in life I am yet to discover. I forget to hold onto this joy, but these fleeting moments are why I keep returning to the movies. Oh I am such a hopeless romantic for cinema.

    And incredible end credits. Totally mindblowing.